Part I of a two part series: Why Governments support SOEs during the COVID-19 outbreak and what are the market implications?

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Georgiana Pop |

Ask any tourist visiting Central Asia what they love about the region and, among other responses, you are likely to hear about their mouth-watering experience eating fresh, tasty fruits and…

Kateryna Schroeder, Sergiy Zorya |

Within the next six months, 55 countries across Africa are set to establish one of the largest free trade areas in the world: the African Continental Free Trade Area. The continent is emerging as…

Maryla Maliszewska, Michele Ruta |

If you’ve visited the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) website, perhaps you’ve already met and interacted with our chatbot known as α-ßΩτ who lives in the top right corner of  the page. We…

Siddhesh Kaushik |

A new model for partnerships between development institutions and the private sector

Paulo de Bolle, Sabrina M. Borlini |

As the ‘Great Lockdown’ emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, and its exports have been hit hard.

Gonzalo Varela |

As economists and development practitioners increasingly use satellite data to guide and evaluate development interventions, we can sometimes neglect lessons learned from related disciplines. Data…

John Gibson |

Even with policy support, the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to be long-lasting.

Dana Vorisek |