The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) Landscape Survey 2020 underpins the SEI Report 2021, which presents—for the first time—a systematic review of economic inclusion programs worldwide.…

Aude de Montesquiou, Ines Arevalo, Timothy Clay |

The impact of COVID-19 on businesses around the world was devastating and, more than one year later, firms continue to struggle.

Caroline Freund, Jean Pesme |

World Bank Group President David Malpass summarizes some of the events he had a chance to attend or speak at during the 2021 Spring Meetings.

David Malpass |

The past year has been one of the toughest in recent history, due to the harsh health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The impacts have been felt everywhere, with no country…

Tom Bundervoet, Maria Eugenia Davalos |

The 2020s are more likely to be “disappointing” than “roaring” unless policymakers get serious about implementing comprehensive reform.

Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge |

For the world’s poorest people, COVID-19 has brought an unparalleled social and economic shock. And for those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict, the challenge is compounded.…

Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Stefan Emblad |

Together with World Bank Group and IMF leadership and top experts, this year’s speakers include leaders from government, business, international organizations, and civil society.

Bassam Sebti |

Today, after 25 years of progress reducing global poverty, we are at a precarious moment. Poverty is on the rise. The pandemic is estimated to have increased the number of people living in extreme…

Juergen Voegele |