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 |

What would bring together the China trade shock, road blocks in the West Bank, and the Belt and Road initiative? The 6th Annual IMF-World Bank-WTO Trade Research Conference, at which staff of the…

Ana Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo |

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 |

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |

أولئك الذين زاروا دبي في السنوات الأخيرة قد يهمهم ما سأقوله: تقع دبي وسط الصحراء وكانت أراضيها قبل وقت غير بعيد لا تساوي شيئا. الآن، أصبحت واحدة من أكثر مدن العالم حيوية. حدث كل هذا في فترة قصيرة…

وائل زقوت |

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 |

The Sorek Desalination Plant is the world's biggest seawater desalination plant. We’re used to talking about how the failure to invest in water management can impede economic growth, but the…

Scott Michael Moore |

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 |