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May 9, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Catherine Powell with World Bank General Counsel Sandie Okoro. Gender-Based Violence and the Economy: A Conversation with World Bank Group General Counsel Sandie Okoro

Since becoming the World Bank Group General Counsel, Sandie Okoro has supported the World Bank’s initiative to address gender-based violence as part and parcel of economic development.

October 8, 2013

International Organizations
Villagers line up for cooking oil donated by local businessmen in Myanmar. The World Bank Group

Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction into the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.

February 10, 2014

Development
Child-labour-Botue-Village-e1335833710371 Keep the World Bank Accountable

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Natalie Bridgeman Fields, fo…

April 24, 2018

International Economic Policy
Asia's Central Banks and Sovereign Funds Are Back Asia's Central Banks and Sovereign Funds Are Back

East Asia (China, Japan, and the NIEs) ran a $600 billion current account surplus in 2017. "Official" (central bank and sovereign fund) outflows accounted for about half of that. Asia's foreign excha…

June 14, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Foreign Affairs July August 2018 Cover What Kind of World are We Living In?

“Life today seems like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying something,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs. It seems as i…

May 7, 2015

Human Rights
Edited AC Rethinking Accountability at the World Bank

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Esq…

March 24, 2009

Brazil
Bank Burden Bank Burden

A few years ago, countries were seeking to expand their financial sector (move toward the left in the chart) in order to accelerate economic growth. But the crisis has made states more aware of the…

March 21, 2018

World Order
Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Liberal World Order, R.I.P.

The liberal world order is under threat from its principal architect: the United States.

May 24, 2018

Turkey
Turkey Could Use a Few More Reserves, and a Somewhat Less Creative Banking System Turkey Could Use a Few More Reserves, and a Somewhat Less Creative Banking System

Turkey’s currency initially rallied after the central bank raised interest rates yesterday. Perhaps a bit more orthodoxy is all it will take to restore a modicum of stability to Turkey’s markets. The…

December 8, 2017

Development
Tanzanian seaweed farmers - women's economic empowerment Banking on the Future – Moms Learn From Their Daughters

Sometimes children are the best teachers. That is the case when it comes to financial services for women in Tanzania. In the capital of Dar es Salam, NMB has been teaching students about why acces…