Axel van Trotsenburg

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Senior Managing Director, World Bank

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Trajectory for resilient, inclusive growth

This year China's economy is expected to recover, fueled primarily by a rebound in domestic demand. These improved near-term prospects offer an important opportunity...

Defying the odds: Bangladesh’s journey of transformation and resilience

Bangladesh has lot to be proud of. In December 1971, when Bangladesh gained independence, it was among the world's poorest countries.  A devastating war had...

Will the International Community Stand With Africa in the Latest Crises?

These days, it feels like one crisis is chasing the next – Covid-19, conflict, climate, debt, and more. The latest is a global food...

How Mexico Can Build Back Better

The pandemic has hit Latin America and the Caribbean hard, and Mexico is no exception. But if an opportunity can be found in every...

Why we must invest more in Guatemala’s human capital

I have both a personal and a professional attachment to Guatemala.  It is the first country I covered as country economist at the World...

World Bank – Africa Partnership: Getting Stronger and Promoting Recovery

As their countries face a third wave of COVID-19 with tragic health, social, and economic impacts, more than a dozen African leaders will meet...

The silent revolution

Jamaica is well known for its beautiful beaches, Bob Marley, and reggae music. But what is less known is that the Caribbean island started a silent...

Facing an Unprecedented Migration Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Simón Bolívar International Bridge linking Venezuela and Colombia has long ceased to be a mere bridge. For months, the thousands who cross this bridge daily...

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Global Unity: 80 Nations Stands Behind Ukraine at Swiss Peace Summit

Eighty nations have emphasized the importance of upholding Ukraine's...

War in Ukraine should not be ‘new normal’

A surge of attacks by Russian forces on the...

The Role of ESG in Mitigating Climate Change

Climate change, primarily caused by human activities, is a...

Indonesia’s Rice Dependence: An International Political Economy Perspective

In February 2024 Indonesia faced a food crisis when...
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