Pakistani women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face discrimination and have few role models to look up to. Organizations like Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) and Women in…

Ramla Qureshi, Nameerah Hameed |

The Digital Youth Summit has grown into a premier platform for connecting youth, policymakers and the private sector around emerging trends in the digital economy. It is a part of an ambitious…

Emcet O. Tas, Shan Rehman |

In Bangladesh, unemployment stems more from lack of the right skills rather than scarcity of jobs. Soft skills can help create an adaptive nature and a lifelong learning culture, allowing young…

Mustahsin-ul-Aziz |

MSMEs are crucial to Bangladesh’s financial and economic development. Close to 99 percent of non-farm enterprises in the country are MSMEs. Reexamining outdated policies and lifting institutional…

Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, Aminata Ndiaye |

  Mahmuda Siddika, a tech entrepreneur, from Rajshahi district in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank We are now experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our days are characterized by an explosion…

Mokhlesur Rahman, Mustahsin-ul-Aziz |

Pakistan is not investing enough and its share of investment to GDP is one of the lowest in the world at 15 percent almost half of the South Asian average at 30 percent. This translates into…

Muhammad Waheed, Adnan Ashraf Ghumman |

Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong…

Siddharth Sharma |

Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong…

Tazeen Fasih, Yoonyoung Cho |

Punjab Excise and Taxation Service Center. Photo: World Bank Technology is changing our world faster than ever before. And Pakistan, home to more than 64 million internet users and 62 million…

Irum Touqeer, Clelia Rontoyanni |