The World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators Still Work
They are among the institution's most powerful tools — heed not the critics.
Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas
Greece’s prolonged austerity has given rise to a movement of middle-class anarchism.
Treasury Takes Aim at Global Food Security Program
The Trump administration wants to dismantle another Obama-era development program.
Trump Takes Aim at World Bank Over China Loans
The multilateral lender had somehow avoided the president’s anti-globalist ire. No longer.
U.N. Security Council Members Are More Likely to Receive World Bank Loans
A study shows that World Bank aid is vulnerable to geopolitical influence.
House Bill Would Decimate World Bank Funding
The proposed bill slashes more than half a billion dollars, or almost half of U.S. funding for the organization.
Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates Say
A new report from Human Rights Watch and Uzbek activists alleges the continued use of forced and child labor in harvesting the Central Asian country’s cotton crop.
Even China-Backed Development Bank Won’t Touch Coal Projects
The World Bank rival says it will only fund environmentally-friendly projects.
Trump Treasury Nominees Aren’t Partial To IMF Bailouts
That doesn’t bode well for Greece, which appears to be hurtling toward another default.
Why the World Humanitarian Summit Meeting in Turkey Really Does Matter
John Norris told Foreign Policy readers that the Istanbul conference would be irrelevant. It wasn’t.
Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?
The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.
Greece’s Debt Crisis Arrives in Foggy Bottom
Greece and its creditors are bringing their debt standoff to Washington.
IMF Sees the World Economy Heading The Wrong Way
The IMF projects the global economy is headed south.
Tiny Kosovo Faces a Big Energy Dilemma
The energy-starved Balkan nation needs a new power plant. But is dirty brown coal the best way to build the economy?
The Exchange: What Do Margaret Thatcher and Genghis Khan Tell Us About the Future of Globalization?
Jeffrey E. Garten and Robert Zoellick on refugees, women, and the connected world.
Are Women Still Disconnected From The Connected World?
2011 Global Thinker Robert Zoellick and Jeffrey E. Garten discuss the future of emerging markets, gender equality, and the cyclical nature of globalization.
World Bank: Expected 2016 U.S. Economic Growth Won’t Save Developing Nations
The World Bank cut its global growth forecast amid concerns about slow growth in China and emerging markets.
Chinese Finance Minister’s Advice to U.S. Fed: Keep Interest Rates at Zero
China wants the United States to keep interest rates near zero.
It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and the IMF Feels Fine
Is the world's foremost lender of last resort finally ready to give developing countries the power they deserve?