A fully functioning network will allow a ship to pick up freight in Assam and sail south on the Brahmaputra River into Bangladesh. From there, a ship can continue south to an ocean port in…

Bob Saum, Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

Pedestrians cross the road in front of motorcycles, cars, and buses at the crossroads in Kolkata, India. Photo: Radiokafka / Shutterstock This blog is part of a series that discusses a way forward…

Sanjay Kathuria |

Women knit handicrafts for export at Everest Fashion Fair Craft in Lalitpur, Nepal. Photo: Peter Kapuscinski / World Bank The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement has been in effect since…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

Photo: The central square of the old town. Brasov. Transylvania. By Ann Stryzhekin/ Shutterstock When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yokohama in 1854, it was a backwater village in Japan…

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Yuko Okazawa |

世行工作人员撰写了系列博文,重点讨论可持续发展目标和2016年版《世界发展指标》中的数据,本中即是其中之一。本文引用了《世界银行农村出行便捷指数》中的数据以及《采用新技术度量农村出行便捷度》报告中给出的结果。 尼泊尔54 %的农村人口居住在距全天候道路2公里的范围内。 尼泊尔农村出行便捷指数,2015 根据农村出行便捷指数项目2015年进行的测算,…

Edie Purdie, Adam Diehl, Atsushi Iimi |

This is part of a series of blogs focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and data from the 2016 Edition of World Development Indicators.  This blog draws on data from the World Bank’s Rural…

Edie Purdie, Adam Diehl, Atsushi Iimi |

هذا المقال جزء من سلسة مدونات متخصصة في أهداف التنمية المستدامة ويستند على بيانات مأخوذة من مؤشرات التنمية العالمية 2016. وتعتمد هذه المدونة على بيانات من مؤشر الطرق الريفية التابع للبنك الدولي…

Edie Purdie, Adam Diehl, Atsushi Iimi |