Il y a ceux qui prennent le train du numérique et ceux qui restent à quai. À travers des réformes institutionnelles qui tirent parti des avantages de la numérisation, le Machreq peut s’imposer…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Marolla Haddad |

The force of digitalization is driving the global economy, creating distinct groups of leaders and laggards. Through institutional reform that leverages the advantages of digitalization, the…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Marolla Haddad |

تقود الرقمنة الاقتصاد العالمي فتخلق مجموعاتٍ متمايزة من القادة الرواد والمتأخرين عن الركب. وتستطيع منطقة المشرق أن تصبح مركزاً حيوياً لشبكات البيانات الدولية من خلال الإصلاح المؤسساتي الذي يستفيد…

كارلو روسوتو, مارولا حداد |

Nurses in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank [[tweetable]]Today on World Health Day, we can say with confidence that Sri Lanka’s healthcare system has delivered on many of its promises.[[/tweetable]]…

Deepika Attygalle |

[[tweetable]]South Asia has grown strongly to reduce poverty and create jobs, but the region remains a development paradox[[/tweetable]]: Despite strong growth job creation remains weak and is…

Hartwig Schafer, Deborah Greenfield |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

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I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all…

Martin Melecky |

The recently launched Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal is a one stop shop for traders. Photo Credit: Joe Qian/World Bank Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly…

Marcus Bartley Johns, Dinesha Nilakshi Samaranayake |

The simple answer is yes—with a little help from the Infrastructure Prioritization Framework developed by the World Bank.  Experts can make decisions based on remarkably few pieces of information…

Aditi Raina |