Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program is building a sustainable and nutritious food system in Nigeria that creates jobs for youth. Photo: Dasan Bobo/World Bank For too long the…

Simeon Ehui |

Le Programme de productivité agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest est en train de mettre en place un système alimentaire soutenable et équilibré afin de créer des emplois pour les jeunes. Photo: Dasan…

Simeon Ehui |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled…

Haleh Bridi |

Lorsque que je travaillais en Afrique, j’ai souvent remarqué que beaucoup de journalistes n’avaient pas reçu de formation spécifique en matière de développement. Cela pouvait parfois les empêcher…

Haleh Bridi |

Do you want to take a walk through a competitive city? Since today, October 31, has been designated as World Cities Day by the United Nations, today is an especially good day to explore that idea…

Megha Mukim, Romulo Cabeza, Erick Ramos Murillo |

A technology bootcamp in Medellín, Colombia. © Corporación Ruta N Medellín/World Bank The fourth industrial revolution is disrupting business models and transforming employment. It is estimated…

Victor Mulas |

National financial inclusion targets, better data availability, and transformative business models to provide financial services are helping to accelerate financial inclusion across the globe and…

Helen Luskin Gradstein, Nataliya Mylenko |

One walks into a doctor’s office knowing what hurts but with little knowledge of what should be done to fix it. Identifying proper treatment requires sophisticated tests, participation of experts…

Dmitry Sivaev |