Informality as a major constraint of development: the Laos example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJNEF_9Dj4&t=95s   As we can see in the Doing Business Index, Laos rank is worst than the South East Asian Country mean. The World Bank in 2016 conducted an Enterprise Survey (ES) in order to analyse the causes and the consequences of the poor performance. 368 firms had been interviewed between January and June 2016, 94% … Continue reading Informality as a major constraint of development: the Laos example

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Inequality by gender: is the income gap “a thing”?

The gender income gap has always been an important argument coming up often in political debates, policy reports, and everyday news. In the last few years something started to change and important positions have been taken on the subject but, do you think that something is really changing? In order to study the income gap … Continue reading Inequality by gender: is the income gap “a thing”?

Mobile phones companies are becoming the new banks of developing countries

In the western society we are used to benefit from a very developed financial system at the point that we take for granted having a bank account or having the possibility to ask for a money loan. Actually, this situation is not the same for the rest of the world. There are 2 million of … Continue reading Mobile phones companies are becoming the new banks of developing countries

Laos: the power of a cookstove

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is one of the countries in the world with the strongest rate of growth: 6,9 in 2017, classifying 11th at world level (the world factbook, CIA). The strong growth of the past years is due to the boom of natural resources economy, especially hydro-power energy, which the country exports to its … Continue reading Laos: the power of a cookstove