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 |

The Government of Kenya, with the help from the World Bank, is providing Kenyan youth with more agency and a platform to voice their thoughts and concerns about how budget is spent.

Claire Davanne |

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 |

OpenStreetMap of Kenya Kenya is well known for its innovation in technology, particularly mobile technology in cash transfers. These innovations have largely been championed by the private sector…

Rose Wanjiru |

Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank The trope of a government office worker, discontent with their work, grumbling about paperwork and administrative tasks, is a cliché. An equally…

Hélène Pfeil |

Blog reader: “Dan! The government is one big system. Why didn’t your blog on the latest research on the quality of governance take this into account?” Dan (Rogger): “Well, typically frontier…

Daniel Rogger |

Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/The World Bank. Editor’s note: The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the World…

Andrew Wainer |

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 |