[[tweetable]]Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and…

Judy Yang |

© سارة فرحات / البنك الدولي من العلامات المشجعة التي ألاحظها كلما سافرت الأثر الذي تحدثه التكنولوجيا في حياة الملايين من المهمشين. في أغلب الحالات، يحدث هذا بمئات الطرق على نطاق ضيق وبطريقة تخلو…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

© Sarah Farhat/World Bank One of the encouraging signs that I pick up whenever I travel is the difference that technology is making to the lives of millions of marginalized people. In most cases…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Sarah Farhat/Banque mondiale À chacun de mes voyages, je constate que la technologie améliore l’existence de millions de personnes marginalisées. Dans la plupart des cas, les changements sont à…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Sarah Farhat/Banco Mundial Siempre que viajo, uno de los signos alentadores que observo es la diferencia que está marcando la tecnología en la vida de millones de personas marginadas. En la…

Kristalina Georgieva |

This year’s global poverty update from the World Bank is a minor one. Until reference year 2008, the World Bank published new poverty estimates every three years, and between 2010 and 2013 we…

Francisco Ferreira, Christoph Lakner, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia. (Photo: Justin Smith / Flickr CC) Today, we celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. This year, the day focuses on…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Francesco Bandarin |

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 |

Also available in: Myanmar (.pdf)   Struggles over land in Myanmar have been a defining characteristic of the country’s six decades of armed conflict.   In the past, government acquired lands for…

Anna Wellenstein |

Les conflits et les incertitudes liés à l’économie s’accroissent au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (MENA). Si les causes des conflits sont multiples, leur impact négatif sur le bien-être des…

Aziz Atamanov, Nandini Krishnan |