Even though Thailand is now an upper-middle income country that has nearly eradicated extreme poverty, data show that poverty reduction has slowed down and have been uneven across the country.

Judy Yang |

Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

A new report focuses on how Southeast Asia can overcome the still very significant barriers to the expansion of its digital economy.

Boutheina Guermazi, Natasha Beschorner |

It is impressive to see that there are more than 202 public entities applying behavioral insights to their policies today. In 2015, the World Bank became one such entity that began to explore the…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Renos Vakis, Zeina Afif |

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

Ceren Ozer |

Hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic remain uncollected on Caribbean islands each year and voluminous waves of plastic waste wash up on the shores, especially after severe storms.

Karin Kemper, Tahseen Sayed |

Hoy en día son cientos de miles las toneladas de plástico que cada año quedan sin recoger en las islas del Caribe, mientras grandes olas de desechos plásticos llegan a sus costas, sobre todo luego…

Karin Kemper, Tahseen Sayed |

ديون لا يمكن الاستمرار في تحملها. تراكم الديون. فخ الدين ومصيدة المديونية. عادت هذه المصطلحات المخيفة إلى الظهور من جديد في العناوين الرئيسية بعد عقد من الأزمة المالية العالمية في الفترة 2008-2009…

سييلا بازارباسيولو |

In the past five years alone, public debt in the poorest countries has increased from 36% of GDP to 51% of GDP.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |