Forget the Homo Sapiens and the Homo Economicus. The guy who traces our destiny is the Homo Ludens, the man who plays. Johan Huizinga, a professor of history and linguistics, in his 1938 book,…

Eliana Cardoso |

Globalization has accelerated global growth and global poverty reduction. But it has also raised concerns. The current global crisis may change globalization itself, as both developed and…

Ejaz Ghani |

The World Bank released its annual Doing Business report (pdf) last week which tracks regulatory reforms for conducting business and ranks countries based on their ease of doing business.…

Joe Qian |

Earlier today, the World Bank released its annual Doing Business report, which tracks business regulation reforms and ranks emerging economies on the “ease of doing business.”

James I Davison |

Women entrepreneurs in Nias, Indonesia, describe how they manage community loans and expand business ventures. In the many trips I've taken with the World Bank’s Indonesia Country Director,…

Nia Sarinastiti |

  In my 12 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), I've been involved with a lot of different projects. Many of them were successful, some were not. But none of them were as…

David Lawrence |