Malaysia retains its spot as global leader in the ease of Doing Business but as it moves forward, leveraging untapped potential is key to sustaining growth and competitiveness.

Varun Eknath |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Did you know that traditional fish smoking is a sub-sector of the seafood processing industry in Africa?

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Jingjie Chu, Berengere Prince |

A growing number of Malaysians, especially those in urban areas, feel that they have trouble making ends meet. Addressing the cost of living issue in the country will require the right combination…

Richard Record |

With the rising costs of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, currently estimated at half a trillion dollars globally, the number of people affected by this trend is expected to increase…

Muhammad Ali Pate |

The word "convenience" in the single-use plastics context, needs urgent redefinition, especially in the East Asia region where several countries top the list in terms of plastics leaking…

Özgül Calicioglu |

As part of the World Bank’s September 2019 global poverty update published a few weeks ago, metadata on the comparability of poverty estimates within countries over time was added to the PovcalNet…

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Christoph Lakner, Minh Cong Nguyen, Espen Beer Prydz |

À l'occasion de l'actualisation des données sur la pauvreté dans le monde, publiées par la Banque mondiale il y a quelques semaines, le site PovcalNet s'est enrichi de métadonnées…

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Christoph Lakner, Minh Cong Nguyen, Espen Beer Prydz |

From farms to towns, women are a major provider of food and food security for their families, but women in half of the world still struggle to access their equal land and property rights in spite…

Nana Ama Yirrah |

Empowering women in Malaysia by promoting economic opportunities for them can go a long way towards fulfilling the country’s development potential.

Achim Schmillen, Mei Ling Tan |