Finance & Economics

World Bank Group Pacific Hub Opens in Suva

The World Bank Group has taken an important step in significantly increasing its presence in the Pacific, with the official opening of a new office in Suva, Fiji, which will serve as a regional hub for the development institution’s work across the...

Argentina’s agro-food sector is growing remarkably, but agriculture policies are not keeping pace

The Argentinian agro-food sector has grown remarkably over the past thirty years, driven by innovation, an abundance of young, well-educated farmers and strong international prices. While Argentina’s use of export taxes has raised much-needed revenue...

Stable GDP growth in G20 area

Note: Growth rates presented in this chart are based on data with more than one decimal.

OECD urges more action on bridging digital divides, boosting skills and enhancing access to data at Going Digital Summit

The digital transformation is well under way, yet its scope and speed varies greatly across countries, sectors, people and places. Going digital will only fully benefit economies and societies if governments step up efforts to prepare businesses,...

Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: March 2019

Source: Labour Force Statistics‌‌

Italy should boost investment in training for the future of work

The government, business and workers in Italy will need to invest substantially more in training to prepare for the future world of work, according to a new OECD report.

OECD sees global growth slowing, as Europe weakens and risks persist


Price Tag for Sustainable Infrastructure Spending in Developing Countries is 4.5% of GDP

A new World Bank report finds that investments of 4.5 percent of GDP will allow developing countries achieve their infrastructure-related Sustainable Development Goals and stay on track to limit climate change to up to 2°C. Beyond the Gap, also finds...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Uruguay

On February 13, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Uruguay.

Morocco: New Program of Support Focused on Investing in People and Economic Transformation

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors, on February 19, endorsed a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with the Kingdom of Morocco, which will guide the financial and technical assistance program over the next six years.