E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.

Viviana Perego, Sanjay Kathuria, Arti Grover, Aaditya Mattoo, Pritam Banerjee |

The rise of blockchain promises to revolutionize many sectors, including cross-border trade logistics and global supply chains: blockchain can help track international shipments more effectively,…

Chi Fung Fan, Almud Weitz, Yin Lam |

To some, artificial intelligence is a mysterious term that sparks thoughts of robots and supercomputers. But the truth is machine learning algorithms and their applications, while potentially…

Giuseppe Molinario, Vivien Deparday |

Residents discussing their community development projects in a Community Development Council meeting in Jalalabad city. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank The Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan…

Akram Sajid |

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program is building a sustainable and nutritious food system in Nigeria that creates jobs for youth. Photo: Dasan Bobo/World Bank For too long the…

Simeon Ehui |

Doing Business Better in Afghanistan [[tweetable]]Despite a volatile business environment, Afghanistan has made gains to improve the ease of doing business in the country[[/tweetable]]. These…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

As one of the key foundations for manufacturing, trade and growth, logistics is a strategic component of every economy. The sector can also contribute significantly to job creation. For example,…

Yin Lam |

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 |

© Digital Youth Summit 2018 Giving youth the education and skills they need remains one of the world’s most pressing challenges. [[tweetable]]Globally, more than 260 million children and youth are…

Zubedah Robinson |

A local woman has brought her eight-month-old son to the Baidari Hospital in eastern Jalalabad city for vaccination. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Over the last 15 years—[[tweetable]]…

World Bank Afghanistan |