There are many kinds of rice and one of the most popular varieties in Myanmar is called Emata. This word literally means that it’s so delicious that a visitor is still sitting and eating. Emata…

Sergiy Zorya |

At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic…

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

The ancient cities of Bagan, Myanmar, and Luang Prabang, of Lao PDR offer today’s travelers a nostalgic vision of South East Asia: timeless landscapes and exquisite architecture. This vision is in…

Morten Larsen |

On ne saurait trop insister sur l’importance de la bonne gouvernance à l’échelle de la planète. Sans elle, de nombreux gouvernements sont incapables d’assurer des services publics de qualité, l’…

Jim Yong Kim |

صورة فوتوغرافية: رئيس مجموعة البنك الدولي جيم يونغ كيم والرئيس الفلبيني بنينو أكينو يوم 15 يوليو/تموز 2014. Dominic Chavez/World Bank ©   الإدارة العامة الرشيدة أمر حيوي لجميع بلدان العالم اليوم.…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

Good governance is critical for all countries around the world today. When it doesn’t exist, many governments fail to deliver public services effectively; health and education services are often…

Jim Yong Kim |

El buen gobierno es fundamental para todos los países del mundo hoy en día. Cuando no existe, muchos Gobiernos no están en condiciones de entregar servicios públicos con eficacia; la salud y la…

Jim Yong Kim |

良政善治现在对世界各国都十分重要。在没有良政善治的情况下,许多政府无法有效地提供公共服务;教育卫生服务质量低下;腐败现象在富国穷国都持续存在,扼杀机会,阻碍经济增长。不解决好良政善治这个重要问题,就难以减少极度贫困,更不用说消除极度贫困。

金墉 |

A farmer in Myanmar plows a rice field. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi / World Bank   I met a young rice farmer during my recent trip to Myanmar. He has a tiny plot of land on the outskirts of the…

Sergiy Zorya |

There is clear and present danger that another global food price crisis will emerge sooner than later.  A key signal is the lackluster result of the December 2013 Ministerial meeting of the World…

Bruce Tolentino |