Photo: Trocaire | Flickr Creative Commons In war-torn post-1991 Somalia, running water was a scarce commodity, to the misfortune of millions of people. Members of local communities rose to the…

Yolanda Tayler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Simeon Sahaydachny, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Ceilings on lending rates remain a widely-used instrument in many EMDEs as well as developed economies. The economic and political rationale for putting ceilings on lending rates is to protect…

Aurora Ferrari, Oliver Masetti |

ធនាគារពិភពលោកចាប់ដៃគូរជាមួយមជ្ឈមណ្ឌលព័ត៌មានស្រ្តីកម្ពុជា រៀបចំកម្មវិធីវិទ្យុ “តោះនិយាយពីលុយ” ដើម្បីជួយកសាងស្ថេរភាពហិរញ្ញវត្ថុនៅកម្ពុជា។…

Ratchada Anantavrasilpa |

The World Bank partnered with the Women’s Media Center “Let’s Talk Money” radio show to help build financial stability in Cambodia. Risky financial behaviors among Cambodians of the post-…

Ratchada Anantavrasilpa |

Zimbabwe is not known as an economic dynamo in Africa.  In fact, most people who know anything about the country probably have the opposite impression.  Yet not so long ago, Zimbabwe was the bread…

Simon Bell, Crispen Mawadza |

On a recent visit to provincial treasury offices to learn about the Financial Management Information Systems, or FMIS, that members of our Governance teams helped introduce, the conversation…

Saroeun Bou |

Globally, around 2 billion people do not use formal financial services. In Southeast Asia, there are 264 million adults who are still “unbanked”; many of them save their money under the mattress…

José de Luna-Martínez |

After years of bad news from developing countries about high rates of health worker absenteeism, and low rates of delivery of key health interventions, along came what seemed like a magic bullet:…

Adam Wagstaff |