Based in eastern Bhutan, Mountain Hazelnuts has developed innovative uses of ICT for its commercial agriculture operations. Photo Credit: Bryan Watts/World Bank Bhutan is a challenging environment…

Yoichiro Ishihara |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

Climate-smart agriculture profiles for Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal provide an important step forward in creating a sustainable food system in South Asia. Photo: Neil Palmer / CIAT According to a…

Martien van Nieuwkoop |

The Food Security and Agricultural Productivity Project (FSAPP) will directly benefit approximately 10, 400 households (52, 000 people). Photo Credit: Abimbola Adubi While Bhutan has seen immense…

Abimbola Adubi |

В этом году проекту «Ведение бизнеса» – самому ожидаемому и цитируемому изданию  Всемирного банка – исполняется 15 лет. Доклад «Ведение бизнеса», стартовавший в 2003 неоперившимся птенцом, сегодня…

Stefka Slavova |

This year, the annual Doing Business Report – by far the most anticipated and cited World Bank publication – celebrates its 15th year. Starting in 2003, the fledgling report, which covers about…

Stefka Slavova |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, it marked the beginning of the world’s largest ever sanitation drive. Now, a 2017 survey by the Quality Council of…

Guangzhe CHEN, Vinita Ranade |

The Multi-Donor fund for Bhutan's Public Financial Management was launched September 21st in Thimphu Several years ago, a newspaper cartoon in a neighboring country caught everyone’s…

Savinay Grover |

The 2018 World Development Report (WDR), Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, launched this week.  While it draws on research and collective experience—both from within and outside the World…

Deon Filmer, Halsey Rogers |