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 |

Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in global gas flaring globally in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Zubin Bamji |

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

Ceren Ozer |

         Before the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, 10-year-old Raheeb Al Kamali used to play football in a playground with his friends every afternoon in the AlTawahi District of Aden. Cristiano…

Tahir Akbar, Adnan Awan |

The conflict in Yemen is entering its fifth year. The humanitarian and economic costs are devastating, and the country’s ailing infrastructure is collapsing. Public electricity is almost…

Ghassan Khaled Ismail Al-Akwaa |

[[tweetable]]Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and…

Judy Yang |

Thailand has transitioned from a low-income to an upper middle-income country in a single generation. Poverty has declined to 7.1 percent in 2015 – as measured by the international upper-middle…

Birgit Hansl |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can offer untapped opportunities for Thailand. Particularly, it has enormous potential to contribute to Thailand 4.0, a new value-based…

Sutayut Osornprasop |

Editor's Note: The global water crisis is a crisis of too much, too polluted and too little. At the World Bank, our job is to find and implement solutions to tackle this crisis. In the “Water…

Naif Abu-Lohom, Dambudzo Muzenda, Yogita Upadya Mumssen |