In November 2016, we published the “Practical Guide for Measuring Retail Payment Costs”, an innovative methodology that can be customized to country needs and circumstances, without losing the…

Holti Banka |

Photo: Debbie Hildreth Pisarcik | Flickr Creative Commons Several years ago, after almost two decades at various investment banks, I joined the World Bank’s Financial Solutions team. I had always…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

Malaysia’s experience in addressing access to finance for SMEs has been successful, serving as a learning point for countries like Tanzania. Photo: Samuel Goh/World Bank Tanzania is set towards…

Djauhari Sitorus |

It’s not always easy to convince the private sector to participate in public infrastructure projects—especially in developing countries and emerging economies. Why is this a problem? Because there…

Pankaj Gupta |

Aussi loin que je m’en souvienne, quand on me demandait ce que je voulais faire plus tard, j’ai toujours su que je voulais travailler dans le champ du développement, même si, bien évidemment, ce…

Gloria M. Grandolini |

Por primera vez en la historia, la cantidad de personas que viven en extrema pobreza ha bajado a menos del 10 %. El mundo nunca ha tenido metas tan ambiciosas en materia de desarrollo como sucede…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

للمرة الأولى في التاريخ ينخفض عدد من يعيشون في فقر مدقع إلى أقل من 10 في المائة. ولم يكن العالم بمثل هذا الطموح بشأن التنمية كما هو عليه اليوم. فبعد اعتماد الأهداف الإنمائية المستدامة وتوقيع اتفاق…

سري مولياني إندراواتي |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |