The emergence of GVCs has only intensified the debate about globalization and inequality. How does GVC participation contribute to wage inequality within nations?

Piotr Lewandowski, Karol Madoń, Deborah Winkler |

Subsidy programs far surpass tariffs and nontariff measures as the most frequent form of policy intervention.

Jose Signoret |

A groundbreaking new report, completed with support of the World Bank, provides the Dominican Republic’s first-ever regional accounts aligned with international standards for the System of…

Jose Pablo Valdes Martinez, Shwetha Grace Eapen |

Services employ more workers and generate more jobs than any other sector – providing millions with the human dignity that comes with being productively employed.

Pierre Sauvé |

Smaller preferential trade agreements, or PTAs, has been a promising development towards bolstering international trade. Most new PTAs also include non-trade provisions that delve into other…

Nadia Rocha, Ana Fernandes |

Energy prices gained 7.8% in August, led by natural gas (+17.3%) and coal (+8.5%), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported. Non-energy prices declined by 1.2%.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Despite efforts to promote gender equality in the workforce, biases, social norms, and individual preferences can hinder optimal movement across sectors.

Carlos Góes, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson |

Much has been written about the looming debt crisis in low- and middle-income countries. A series of global shocks and a worsening climate crisis have created an unprecedented challenge for many…

Parul Agarwal, Albert Pijuan Sala, Fiseha Haile Gebregziabher |

In 1990, about half of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and two-thirds in East Asia and the Pacific were living in extreme poverty (defined as living on less than what today…

Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah, Christoph Lakner |

Developing countries are most vulnerable to the trade-distorting effects of subsidies. They rely on trade to drive economic growth, reduce poverty, diversify their economies, and respond to…

Jose Signoret |