As Finance Ministers and central bank governors from around the world arrive in Washington next week for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund, there will be many…

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

It is urgent that subnational governments accelerate basic, sustainable infrastructure in cities. But how? The Global Infrastructure Facility works to support scalable project preparation,…

Rob Pilkington, Marianna Buchalla Pacca |

MSMEs are crucial to Bangladesh’s financial and economic development. Close to 99 percent of non-farm enterprises in the country are MSMEs. Reexamining outdated policies and lifting institutional…

Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, Aminata Ndiaye |

Interesting new results show that increasing women's control over their earnings via direct deposit and ability to use bank accounts can help bring women into the labor market and stay there…

Markus Goldstein |

Can the use of Big Data by financial institutions and alternative lenders lead to financial inclusion?

Pratibha Chhabra |

Harnessing the power of their regional domestic demand is just what is needed for MENA countries to help them transform from administered to market oriented economies.

Rabah Arezki |

For countries in the Middle East and North Africa, export-led development strategies have had little success, and instruments of the earlier import-substitution strategy — such as state-owned…

Rabah Arezki |

Growing concern over climate change and social issues are driving an unprecedented change in the way that money is invested today.

Farah Imrana Hussain, Rodrigo Cabral |

In many countries the size and currency composition of international reserves and government debt do not match each other.

M. Coskun Cangoz |