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Roadmap to Position the Mashreq Region as Digital Hub

A new World Bank Report finds that Mashreq countries have a unique opportunity to catch up on strengthening the digital economy ecosystem and reposition themselves as...

$4.2 Trillion Can Be Saved by Investing in More Resilient Infrastructure

The net benefit on average of investing in more resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries would be $4.2 trillion with $4 in benefit for each...

Fast-Paced Reforms Lead to Improvements in Ease of Doing Business Across Kazakhstan

Regions of Kazakhstan have made doing business easier by improving business regulation over the past two years, says the World Bank in a new report released...

Marine Pollution: A Growing Threat to the Caribbean Sea

A New World Bank report released today examines how marine pollution in the Caribbean threatens the region’s resilience to climate change. The report calls for urgent...

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...

Boosting Spatial, Social and Economic Mobility Crucial for Achieving Shared Prosperity in the South Caucasus

The notable improvements that the people of the South Caucasus have experienced are reflected in better living standards that allowed poverty to be reduced by half...

World Bank: Cambodia’s economy achieves robust growth in 2018

The Cambodian economy grew 7.5 percent in 2018, according to the World Bank’s Cambodia Economic Update, released today. This better-than-expected growth was driven largely by the...

Financial Inclusion Beyond Payments: Policy Considerations for Digital Savings

Across the developing world, financial institutions have leveraged digital technologies and innovative business models to expand access to digital financial services (DFS), such as digital transaction...

East Asia and Pacific Growth Expected to Moderate as Global Headwinds Persist

Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) is projected to soften to 6.0 percent in 2019 and 2020, down from 6.3 percent in...

Polish Economy to Slow Slightly, Fiscal Deficit to Grow

Poland’s economic growth rate is projected to slow to 4.0% in 2019, down from over 5.0% in 2018, according to the World Bank’s latest Economic Update...

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African Union Receives Financial Support from Canada

Canada extends its financial support for the AU-Canada development...

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