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Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020

The World Bank has recently launched the Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020, entitled “Bank Regulation and Supervision a Decade after the Global Financial Crisis.” Over a decade has passed since the collapse of the U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers marked the onset of the largest global economic crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis revealed …
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Doing Business 2020

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies.” Doing Business 2020, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 17th in a series of annual studies measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. The report presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the …
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World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

The World Bank has recently launched the World Development Report 2020, entitled “Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains.” Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence: poor countries grew rapidly and …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment”. Global growth has continued to soften this year. Subdued investment in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is dampening potential growth prospects. Risks to the outlook remain firmly on the downside, including the possibility of escalating trade tensions. …
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Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019, a new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA) the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that despite the progress, reaching the remaining unserved people, including those connected to frail and overburdened …
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Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws. “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform” introduces a new index measuring …
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Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies

The World Bank has recently published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies”. Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress. Downside risks have increased, …
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Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies

The World Bank has just launched the report “Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies.” The report says that the adverse effects of high inflation can fall disproportionately on the poor, who hold most of their assets in cash and rely heavily on wage income, welfare benefits, and pensions. The research’s key …
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Doing Business 2019

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform”. “Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform” is the 16th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can …
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World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

The World Bank has just launched the World Development Report 2019, entitled “The Changing Nature of Work.” The report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the …
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