Photo: Visual News Associates / The World Bank As we celebrate International Women’s Day, if there is one concept to keep in mind above all others, it’s that gender equity is vital 24-7-365, and…

Anabel Gonzalez |

Photo Credit: Stephan Bachenheimer / The World Bank Women today represent about 50 percent of the world’s population and, for the past two decades, about 50 percent of the labor force. Yet there…

Cecile Fruman |

  The World Bank Group continues to engage in South Sudan despite the odds, and for good reason Tell people you work in Juba – capital of South Sudan and now the newest member of the East African…

Jean Lubega-Kyazze |

Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) impressive growth over the past decade or so has been matched by its equally impressive showing on the World Bank Group's "Doing Business" index. In 2012…

Aref Adamali, David Bridgman |

Private sector development (PSD) plays a crucial role in post-conflict economic development and poverty alleviation. Fragile states, however, face major challenges, such as difficult access to…

Steve Utterwulghe |

A concerted effort is being made by institutions like the World Bank to quantify various types of transaction costs incurred by businesses (Doing Business, Enterprise Surveys). The rationale for…

Mohammad Amin |

For all of us working towards providing a better business and regulatory environment, it is important to know whether economic analysis has improved the quality of regulatory decisions. A proper…

Mohammad Amin |

The conventional wisdom is that the exchanging of information on an individual or firm will go a long way in determining credit worthiness, thereby improving credit availability. When a bank…

Mohammad Amin |