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Year-in-Review: 12 top blogs of 2017

2017 was a busy year in the world of infrastructure and public-private partnerships at the World Bank Group: from new knowledge products and tools, to innovations and success stories in places ranging from Peru and Ukraine, to Jordan, Pakistan, and...

How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs?

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy proposed by China to improve cooperation on a trans-continental scale. The range of projects and activities that will be part of the BRI is very wide, including policy coordination, infrast...

Debunking three myths about Informality

The perceived benefits of formalization include better access to credit, justice, large formal clients, and, for the government, higher tax revenues. But according to recent literature, most formalization efforts resulted in modest and short term i...

Three things to know about women’s land rights today

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Technology fair brings innovation to the heart of the 2018 Annual Meetings

© World Bank Group The World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, and the Government of Indonesia jointly hosted the first-ever technology fair to bring innovation to the heart of the Annual Meetings. This three-day “showcase” fea...