In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |

Digital government initiatives at the national & sub-national levels in China are evolving at a rapid pace. Several specific examples illustrate the current frontiers, but also suggest a…

Junyu Niu, Lesly Goh, Min Zhao, Kai Kaiser |

Bangladesh realized that its weak public procurement system and processes was a drag on resources for investment and decided on a long-term reform program to address it.

Zafrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

Le modèle d’industrialisation qui s’appliquait traditionnellement aux pays en développement n’est peut-être plus opérant pour la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord (MENA). Mais il n’y…

Ferid Belhaj, Rabah Arezki |

إن المسار التقليدي للتصنيع في البلدان النامية ربما لم يعد متاحاً لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. ولكن لا ينبغي أن يكون هذا مدعاةً للأسف، إذ أن طموحات وتطلعات سكان المنطقة من الشباب الحاصلين على…

فريد بلحاج, رباح أرزقي |

The traditional route of industrialization for developing countries may no longer be available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This should not be a source of regret, as the…

Ferid Belhaj, Rabah Arezki |

School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |