This World Bank paper studies the microfinance institutions' recent competitive roles in their pricing of products, targeting strategies and portfolio shifts, as well as their ability to recover loans.
This World Bank report suggests that a sustained solution to ending piracy will only come with the recreation of a viable Somali state that can deliver essential services throughout the entire country to reduce poverty and create opportunity.
In this paper from the World Bank, Christophe Guel attempts to untangle the elements of the conundrum surrounding food price stabilization policies.
In this report from The World Bank, the need for urgent reform on multiple fronts to secure equal opportunities for women alongside men is proposed.
In this paper, researchers at The World Bank used firm-level data for 80 countries to examine formal firm performance in Africa.
In this working paper from The World Bank, researchers analyze this often debated question.
This new handbook from The World Bank outlines a new approach to microfinance.
Compared with other developing economies, high-growth small and medium enterprises in Africa are less likely to use formal financing, which suggests formal financial systems are not serving the needs of enterprises with growth opportunities.
In this paper from The World Bank, authors find that greater ownership and use of accounts is associated with a better enabling environment for accessing financial services.
In this working paper from The World Bank, Phillip Keefer examines the role of collective action in conflict situations.