Pashminas – scarves and shawls in bright colors made from the wool of Himalayan goats – are one of Nepal’s most well-known exports. In 2016, the country exported over $25 million worth of these…

Gonzalo Varela, Ashish Narain |

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 |

أصبحت الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا منطقة مُهددة بالاستخدام غير المستدام للمياه، حيث تجاوز أكثر من نصف عمليات سحب المياه الحالية في بعض البلدان الكمية المتاحة طبيعيا. وعلى المدى البعيد، قد يكون لذلك…

كلوديا سادوف, أندرس جاجيرسكوج |

Fire has been a part of India’s landscape since time immemorial. Every year, forest fires rage through nearly every state, ravaging more than half of India’s districts. Today, with growing…

Christopher Sall |

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 |

This page in: Français Credit: Tracy Ben/ Shutterstock “At 14:28:04 on May 12, 2008, an 8.0 earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the earth, with mountains and rivers shifted, devastated, and parted…

Sameh Wahba, Luis Benveniste |

Hafez Ghanem, vice-président de la Banque mondiale, aborde les principaux facteurs qui influencent les économies de la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord ainsi que les mesures à…

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World Bank Vice President, Hafez Ghanem addresses the key factors influencing the economies of the Middle East and North Africa region, and the steps needed to promote more sustainable growth and…

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نائب رئيس البنك الدولي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، حافظ غانم، يتحدث عن العوامل الرئيسية التي تؤثر على اقتصادات المنطقة والخطوات المطلوبة لتعزيز النمو المستدام وإطلاق العنان لإمكانات الشباب…

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This is the second part of our interview with with Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, World Bank Practice Manager in the Education Global Practice, on the challenges faced by the region’s education systems…

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