Despite a steady increase in Albania's agricultural output over the past several decades, the country continues to trail behind its neighbors. The seemingly obvious obstacles preventing…

Fernando Blanco, Laureta Qorlazja |

The invasion—coming at a time of accelerating global inflation and elevated debt—was a tragedy for Ukraine and caused widespread misery elsewhere , especially in developing countries.

Daria Ulybina, Cordula Rastogi |

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Rapid increase in defaults poses a threat to financial stability of the two economies. From a social standpoint, excessive debt can decrease households’ disposable…

Fernando Dancausa, Martin Melecky |

National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic issued Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Guidelines for the banking sector to adequately manage the risks and recommends how banks can integrate ESG into…

Emiko Todoroki, Ismael Ahmad Fontan |

In Türkiye, out-of-court procedures were in the spotlight during the summer of 2018, which was the beginning of a convulsive period for the country’s economy.

Gunhild Berg, Fernando Dancausa, Etkin Ozen |

The pace at which technology is reshaping economies and societies is unprecedented––technological progress will be the most critical factor in defining productivity and economic growth.

Iván Torre, Leonardo Iacovone, Rafael de Hoyos |

Are climate change adaptation efforts inclusive of persons with disabilities? A World Bank team draws on original fieldwork and interviews in Uzbekistan to document a range of social…

Adam Auerbach, Audrey Sacks, Dilmurad Yusupov |

The global landscape of private investments in infrastructure has witnessed a dynamic shift in recent years. The Private Participation in Infrastructure 2023 half-year report shows overall…

Seong Ho Hong |

From Hollywood screenwriters fearing job loss to Google's Med-PaLM 2 surpassing human doctors, AI is reshaping industries, and its impact on jobs and growth is a nuanced story with little…

Jonathan Timmis, Timothy DeStefano, Caroline De Roover, Andrea Morante |

To address increasing climate impacts, the Western Balkans must tackle the four major challenges that have continued to affect the farming communities.

Fang Zhang, Sergiy Zorya |