For the poor and vulnerable of the world, jobs are key to ending poverty and driving development. But not all jobs are equally transformational.  Photo: Jonathan Ernst / World Bank Jobs are what…

Alvaro Gonzalez |

Graduating university students in Kazakhstan. Photo: Maxim Zolotukhin / The World Bank   Just to be clear, this is not about the American TV show formerly hosted by President-elect Donald Trump…

Ganesh Rasagam |

More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. If that number seems daunting, then consider this: 1.1 billion people – more than three times the population of the United…

Korina Lopez |

Jean-Marie Gaborit has been operating his beautiful wetland lodge in the Delta de Saloum in Senegal for 12 years, but he says things have never been so quiet. The European winter months are…

Hermione Nevill |

Private sector development (PSD) plays a crucial role in post-conflict economic development and poverty alleviation. Fragile states, however, face major challenges, such as difficult access to…

Steve Utterwulghe |

Imagine que es dirigente de un país africano y todo su presupuesto gubernamental anual es de US$1.200 millones. Ese mismo año, un inversionista vende el 51% de su participación en una enorme mina…

Caroline Anstey |

تخيَّل أنك زعيم بلد أفريقي وأن ميزانية حكومتك بالكامل خلال السنة كلها 1.2 مليار دولار. وفي ذلك العام نفسه، باع مستثمر 51 في المائة من حصته في منجم ضخم لخام الحديد في بلدك مقابل 2.5 مليار دولار أي…

كارولاين أنستي |

Представьте, что вы являетесь лидером одной из африканских стран и весь ваш государственный бюджет на год составляет 1, 2 млрд. долл. США. В том же году инвестор продает 51 процент своей доли в…

Caroline Anstey |

想象一下你是一位非洲国家的领导人,你当年的全部政府预算为12亿美元。 就在同一年,一个投资商以25亿美元的价格出售了它们在贵国的一个铁矿中所持有的51%的股份 — 该价格超过了贵国政府年度预算的两倍。 再想象一下,你已经下令检查前政权所发放的采矿许可证,并知道那位通过销售获得了25亿美元的投资商曾经免费获得了贵国的采矿许可证。 这种情况就发生在几内亚。这是我听到的几内亚总统Alpha…

卡罗琳•安斯蒂 |

Imagine you are a leader of an African country and your entire government budget for the year is $1.2 billion. That same year, an investor sells 51 percent of their stake in a huge iron ore mine…

Caroline Anstey |