The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

从孩提起,Gircilene Gilca de Castro就梦想拥有一家自己的企业,并为创办该企业付出了艰苦努力。此后,她在巴西创办了一家食品服务公司。起初,该公司只有两名雇员和一名顾客。此时,她认识到,自己需要更多地了解如何推动企业成长。为此,她找到了合适的教育和培训指导机会,也掌握了新的企业管理方法。

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

تحلم "جيرسيلان جيلكا دي كاسترو" منذ طفولتها بامتلاك شركة خاصة بها، إلا أن تحويل حلمها إلى واقع ملموس كان بمثابة رحلة كفاح. فلم تكن شركتها الناشئة المتخصصة في مجال خدمات الطعام في…

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

​Since childhood,  Gircilene Gilca de Castro dreamed of owning her own business, but struggled to get it off the ground. Her fledgling food service company in Brazil had only two employees and one…

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

  Photo: Cilmi Waare/Radio Mogadishu Somalia’s ICT sector – particularly mobile communications – is already one of the brightest spots in its economy. It could soon reach a tipping point where…

Rachel Firestone, Tim Kelly, Axel Rifon |

The role of policies that ensure and promote competition in the marketplace have moved to the forefront of economics and the development agenda. The Australian G20 presidency highlighted…

Anabel Gonzalez, Martha Martinez Licetti, Tanja Goodwin |

I recently spent three days in Hargeisa, Somaliland. An eye-opening experience, as much as one that strengthens my conviction that World Bank Group is doing the right thing by engaging in this…

Cecile Fruman |

Paving a highway in Brazil. In 2014, Brazil's  infrastructure investment commitments ​drove an overall global increase. In March we released the update from the Private Participation in…

Clive Harris |

What is online outsourcing, and how could countries leverage it to create new jobs for youth and women? Those are questions we will help answer as part of an upcoming report and toolkit. The World…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Siou Chew Kuek |

Digital entrepreneurs have the potential to connect to global markets like never before. Whether selling physical goods on internet platforms, or providing digital goods and services that can be…

Rosanna Chan, Michael Ferrantino, Miles McKenna |