East Asia (China, Japan, and the NIEs) ran a $600 billion current account surplus in 2017. "Official" (central bank and sovereign fund) outflows accounted for about half of that. Asia's foreign exchange market intervention isn't as overt as it once was, but also hasn't entirely gone away.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi, announced its first funding allocations last week at the World Bank Spring Meetings, dedicating $120 million to programs that support women entrepreneurs in developing countries. We-Fi’s rapid progress and inclusive approach merit increased investment from donors ready to champion women globally.
Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her career at the ICC, the obstacles she has faced in her profession, and the challenges that still exist in integrating women into high level foreign policy positions.