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As of January, evolving global macro-financial indicators suggest a promising beginning to 2024. This comes amidst a context where inflationary pressures are easing, affecting short-term monetary policy prospects, and where there's notable resilience to ongoing risk factors.
|Thu, Feb 8, 2024
|Vinay Bhargava and Frank Vogl:
President Ajay Banga has huge ambitions for the World Bank. But are they likely to impact climate change, reduce poverty, and strengthen prosperity? Or will they amount to no more than fine phrases in speeches and reports?
|Wed, Feb 7, 2024
The purpose of this article is to make the case for the establishment of a new financial guarantee company (referred to as Global Climate Guarantee Company or “GCGC”) that would facilitate and scale up private sector debt financing of climate and sustainable infrastructure projects globally.
|Thu, Feb 1, 2024
The following blog post is in reference to the piece, "Energy in Transition in Unsettled Times by Miguel Schloss published in the Global Journal of Science Frontier"
|Thu, Jan 11, 2024
2023 has recently concluded — leaving behind economic behavior of households and companies that have adapted to the highest nominal financing costs since the early 2000s.
|Wed, Jan 10, 2024
One of the key themes in the COP28 conference in Dubai held this year is the creation of new mechanisms and platforms for financing environmental projects to counter climate change. Thus far it has mostly been about ad hoc efforts of countries to produce additional funds and contributions to the environmental cause.
|Fri, Dec 15, 2023
|Antonio De Lorenzo:
The new kid on the block, AI, meets the original gangster, COBOL. Is it magic or is it a miss? COBOL, the Common Business-Oriented Language, is still very much an integral part of how data is stored and used by some of the institutions we trust deeply such as banks, insurers, healthcare providers, and governments. One would think that moving away from COBOL in our hyper connected and technologically advanced world would be easy.
|Fri, Dec 15, 2023
|Afsaneh Beschloss and Creon Butler :
How a new climate accelerator in the World Bank can help
|Mon, Nov 20, 2023
The World Bank & AI: Leveraging AI to Accelerate Global Investments for Economic Development and Climate Finance
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the core of the future of the global capital markets. The World Bank can capitalize on it by leaning in from a governance and operational standpoint to leverage AI to accelerate investments for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs).
19th St. and the rest of the world may not be fully pleased*
|Tue, Sep 12, 2023