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Korea Gives Back to the World Bank Group

Jun 6, 2012

Korea Gives Back to the World Bank Group

Before it began producing Samsung Galaxy tablets and Hyundai cars, the Republic of Korea was a recipient of International Development Association funds for the world’s poorest. Korea Gives Back to the World Bank Group

Women Entrepreneurs Get Special Treatment

Jun 6, 2012

Women Entrepreneurs Get Special Treatment

It is often said that women run the Philippines – be it in politics, business, or at home. Many Filipino women start their businesses from home and over time, nurture them to become thriving standalone enterprises. Women Entrepreneurs Get Special Treatment

IFC's Post-Quake Reconstruction Program in China's Sichuan

May 8, 2012

IFC's Post-Quake Reconstruction Program in China's Sichuan

The economy of China's Sichuan province has come roaring back four years after the devastating magnitude 8 earthquake on May 12, 2008. IFC's Post-Quake Reconstruction Program in China's Sichuan

Are Thai Bankers' Ready for the Equator Principles?

May 2, 2012

Are Thai Bankers' Ready for the Equator Principles?

As a growing number of Thai banks finance ever more hydropower projects in the Mekong region, IFC is striving to raise the sustainability of such multi-million dollar infrastructure investments by familiarizing banks with environmental and social ris Are Thai Bankers' Ready for the Equator Principles? An Interview with the Secretary-General of The Thai Bankers Association

After a False Start, Philippine Public-Private Partnership Projects Find Spark

May 1, 2012

After a False Start, Philippine Public-Private Partnership Projects Find Spark

Ed Fernando runs a small Internet café in Bacoor, Cavite, a southeastern suburb on the coast of Manila Bay.

Indonesia’s Infrastructure Investments: Finally Taking Off

May 1, 2012

Indonesia’s Infrastructure Investments: Finally Taking Off

After years of neglect, Indonesia is ratcheting up infrastructure spending to upgrade roads, ports, water facilities, and power plants. Indonesia’s Infrastructure Investments: Finally Taking Off

Preview: Green Credit to Bring International Regulators, Central Bankers to Beijing

May 1, 2012

Preview: Green Credit to Bring International Regulators, Central Bankers to Beijing

More than 200 regulators, commercial bankers, and representatives of non-governmental organizations will gather next month in Beijing to discuss ways of enabling and scaling up lending to environmentally friendly projects. Preview: Green Credit to Bring International Regulators, Central Bankers to Beijing

In Papua New Guinea, Mobile Banking Brings Savings and Safety to Farmers

Apr 24, 2012

In Papua New Guinea, Mobile Banking Brings Savings and Safety to Farmers

For farmers in Papua New Guinea’s province of East New Britain, harvest time can be days of plenitude – and peril. Farmers deliver hessian bags brimming with cocoa or copra (dried coconut meat which is processed for oil) to the local commodity In Papua New Guinea, Mobile Banking Brings Savings and Safety to Farmers

Harnessing Power from Beneath the Earth – from the Philippines to Latin America

Apr 4, 2012

Harnessing Power from Beneath the Earth – from the Philippines to Latin America

Since its privatization in 2006, Energy Development Corporation has been at the forefront of providing cheap, renewable power to Filipino businesses and households, which have been paying one of the highest electricity prices in Asia. Harnessing Power from Beneath the Earth – from the Philippines to Latin America

Greening Buildings in Vietnam

Apr 4, 2012

Greening Buildings in Vietnam

As Vietnam’s economy continues to accelerate, so does its energy use. Vietnam’s power consumption has been growing at around 15 percent. Among the country’s biggest energy users is the building sector, which accounts for about 20 percent Greening Buildings in Vietnam