The World Bank

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The Missing Middle Of Africa’s Economy

By Anzetse Were The World Bank makes the point that the structural economic transformation in Africa is not following the path that other developing countries have followed as they expanded and sophisticated their economies. To put this statement into context, different sectors of the economy contribute to GDP growth and these are typically characterised as … Continue reading

Bulgaria, World Bank Partner To Boost Impact Of European Structural And Investment Funds

The World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller and Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds and Economic Policies Tomislav Donchev signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership and support in the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Bulgaria for 2014-2020 period. This agreement marks an … Continue reading

Unpacking The Bond Surge And Slump In Emerging Markets

The volatility that’s now shaking the global financial system seems likely to have some of its most profound effects on the world’s emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). As policymakers seek to ride out the late-summer storm, it’s more vital than ever for economists and investors to understand how and why those economies got into … Continue reading

South Africa’s Changing Demographic Could Lift Growth to 5.4% by 2030

Taking advantage of its growing working-age population could help accelerate South Africa’s growth to 5.4 percent a year and double per capita incomes by 2030, according to the South Africa Economic Update released by the World Bank today. The report explores how the projected growth can be attained by creating a virtuous circle of job … Continue reading

Investors Welcome Newly Released World Bank Green Bond Impact Report

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The first World Bank (IBRD) Green Bond Impact Report provides an overview of the environmental and social impacts expected from eligible projects that help World Bank client countries adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. The report also outlines some of the challenges in the approaches for impact measurement and reporting … Continue reading

World Bank Warns On Global Growth

The organization cuts its growth forecast again, and predicts mixed fortunes for the Asia-Pacific in 2015. By Anthony Fensom The World Bank has cut its global growth forecasts again for 2015, warning of further downside risks despite the benefit of cheaper oil. However, mixed fortunes are seen for Asia’s biggest economies, with growth slowing in … Continue reading

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