From a normative perspective, we can all agree that child labor is reprehensible and should be banned, particularly in its worst forms. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO),…

Caio Piza, Andre Portela Souza |

This is the sixth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.  The productivity of workers in agriculture is generally much lower than in other sectors of the economy (Gollin,…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

One walks into a doctor’s office knowing what hurts but with little knowledge of what should be done to fix it. Identifying proper treatment requires sophisticated tests, participation of experts…

Dmitry Sivaev |

Tanto en los pueblos rurales más pequeños de Bangladesh como en los grandes y bulliciosos centros urbanos de El Cairo o Estambul, las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes) son vitales para las…

Bertrand Badré |

从孟加拉国农村地区最小的村庄到开罗或伊斯坦布尔等喧闹的大都市,中小企业是全世界伊斯兰社区的命脉,可使地方经济保持活力。 1997年,我主持召开了关于伊斯兰金融的专题研讨会。这使我首次对撬动伊斯兰金融资本助推中小企业成长的潜力产生了兴趣。近二十年后,我再次有幸在上个月伊斯坦布尔组织召开的“为中小企业撬动伊斯兰金融资本”研讨会上就该议题发表演讲。本次研讨会由世界银行集团、土耳其财政部、…

Bertrand Badré |

The Metro Cable in Medellin has facilitated greater access to mobility, services, and opportunities through connecting poorer neighborhoods with facilities and services throughout the city. Joe…

Sangmoo Kim, Joe Qian |

India is home to 15, 000 kilometers of navigable inland waterways. Photo credit: Anirban Dutta / World Bank South Asia can now reap the benefits of greater regional integration it once enjoyed…

Prasad Thakur, Piyush Bagaria |

  من أصغر قرى بنغلادش إلى المركز الحضرية الضخمة المزدحمة كالقاهرة أو اسطنبول، تمثل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة شريان الحياة للمجتمعات الإسلامية حول العالم حيث تجعل الاقتصاد المحلي مفعما بالحياة. بدأ…

Bertrand Badré |

From the smallest rural villages in Bangladesh to the large, bustling metropolitan centers of Cairo or Istanbul, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of Islamic communities around…

Bertrand Badré |

Young Indian Female Student at the South Asia Economic Forum 2015. Credit: World Bank You don’t have to be a number-cruncher to enjoy this challenge: 1, 5, 200, and 2, 800, 000. Close your eyes…

Delilah Liu, Sanjay Kathuria |