Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Rapid increase in defaults poses a threat to financial stability of the two economies. From a social standpoint, excessive debt can decrease households’ disposable…

Fernando Dancausa, Martin Melecky |

Policymakers around the world must balance providing continued support to households and businesses confronting new challenges, such as the global rise in inflation and the war in Ukraine, while…

Ilias Skamnelos, Martin Kanz, Emiko Todoroki |

There has been little study on the pandemic’s impact on firms in Fragile, Conflict and Violence affected situations. Getting information about firms operating in these environments is challenging…

Besart Avdiu, Arti Grover |

Concerns about the supply and security of medicines predate the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, many policy makers are now looking more urgently to develop pharmaceutical manufacturing capacities of their…

Blair Edward Lapres |

The World Bank’s Madagascar Financial Inclusion Project shows the potential for digital financial services and Fintech to contribute to economic recovery and drive financial inclusion in the…

Maimouna Gueye, Douglas Pearce, Noro Andriamihaja |

It is imperative that regulators and policymakers use this extra time to shore up insolvency systems to ensure business failures are resolved fairly and quickly, so that resources can be restored…

Jean Pesme |

Sustainable investing strategies allow investors to both protect the financial value of their assets and contribute to solutions to global problems such as climate change. The market for ‘green…

Fiona Stewart |

Governments around the world must address the confusion that results from having multiple disconnected databases and identifiers on registered businesses with little-to-no communication between…

Goran Vranic, Andreja Marusic |

Most MNEs are still operating below pre-pandemic capacity, indicating a prolonged and uncertain recovery as the world moves out of the pandemic and toward a “new normal”.

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Abhishek Saurav, Peter Kusek, Brody Viney, Mark Albertson |