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Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets

The World Bank has recently published the report “Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets”. Global labor mobility can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty, but better labor market policies in destination countries can ensure everyone shares the benefits of migration. The rich have many assets; the poor have only …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?”. Global growth has eased but remains robust, although with downside risks. The possibility of financial market stress, escalating trade protectionism and heightened geopolitical tensions continue to cloud the outlook. Financial market stress could arise as a result …
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Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in Earnings

Globally, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. This amounts to an average of $23,620 for each person in the 141 countries studied by the World Bank Group in a new report released recently. The study, Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in …
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State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018

The report was launched recently at the Innovate4Climate (I4C) conference – the World Bank Group’s flagship annual event on climate finance, investment and markets which brings together global business, policy and finance leaders to discuss innovative climate finance solutions. The annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 report shows that carbon pricing continues to …
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Women, Business and the Law 2018

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities. Governments in 65 economies took steps to improve women’s economic inclusion, enacting 87 legal reforms in the …
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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

The World Bank has just has released the third volume on wealth accounting: “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. National income is underpinned by a country’s wealth–measured comprehensively to include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and net financial assets–and sustained economic growth over the long term requires investment …
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Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?”. The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues. Growth in advanced economies is expected to …
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The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018

The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018 combines a survey of 750 multinational investors and corporate executives with detailed analysis and recommendations concerning FDI in developing countries. Co-authored by the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice (T&C), the report considers developing countries as both sources and recipients of …
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Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century

The World Bank has just published the report “Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century”. Developing East Asia has led the way in showing how rapid and broadly shared growth can lift millions out of poverty. And, as this book shows, the region has achieved even more: the wave of prosperity …
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Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Bank has just published “Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean”. According to the report, countries across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made major progress in reducing poverty and inequality, but frequent natural and man-made shocks threaten to drive many people back into poverty unless efforts …
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