South Asian countries’ exports are only one-third of what they should be, had they mirrored the experience of economies with similar characteristics. Without further integration into global…

Hans Timmer |

Digital fellows visiting historic sites in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: KPITB. [[tweetable]]Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one of Pakistan’s most underserved provinces, is emerging from decades of…

Emcet O. Tas, Mohsin Ahmad |

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 |

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s…

Hartwig Schafer |

  Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it…

Hartwig Schafer |

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions. It's also one of the least integrated. A few…

World Bank South Asia |