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 |

Along with other leaders from the World Bank Group, I am traveling back from a trip to Silicon Valley where we explored the links between technology and government, or GovTech, and their impact on…

Renaud Seligmann |

It takes a lot to do a first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) well. In the past 12 months, we witnessed the successful financial close of two landmark PPPs: the Tibar Bay Port PPP—a first for…

Jemima Sy |

] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |

Tim Cordell, Cartoonstock.com We know that the justice system dampens the business climate in many of the countries where we work. In Bank reports, national strategies, and in common parlance, we…

Georgia Harley, Olga Šipka |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials. Photo: Arne Hoel / World…

Zahid Hasnain |

The invitation for new SAFE Trust Fund applications is now open until 7 March 2016What is SAFE?

Soukeyna Kane |

​ See the inforgraphic in high resolution here. Designed by Boris Balabanov, World Bank Let’s say on a dark, cold day, electricity supply to your house is suddenly interrupted. With no heat and…

Ravi Kumar |

English translation of the text message that the government sends to citizens to in an attempt to prevent corruption. Albanian citizens who recently received treatment at a state-run hospital are…

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti |