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 |

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 |