身处影响我们生活的社会、政治和经济动荡之中,面对频繁成为头条新闻的暴力事件和难民潮,对2016年感到悲观失望是可以理解的。统计数据不仅揭示出我们面临的挑战,也显示出我们在通往更和平、繁荣和可持续的未来之路上取得的进步。下面12张图讲述了过去一年的故事。. 1.全世界难民人数增加. 在2016年初,创纪录的6500万人被迫流离失所,其中2100多万人被列为难民。在撒哈拉以南非洲之外,…

Tariq Khokhar, 多纳•巴恩 |

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the…

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

بين الاضطرابات الاجتماعية والسياسية والاقتصادية التي تُؤثِّر في معيشتنا، وويلات العنف والنزوح القسري التي تصدَّرت العناوين الرئيسية في وسائل الإعلام، قد يكون المرء معذورا إن أحْسَّ بالاكتئاب والغم…

Tariq Khokhar, دونا بارن |

According to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, ” Hong Kong dropped two notches to rank as No. 9 in its Global Competitiveness Index. The decline occurred mainly…

Dr. Winnie Tang, Juni Tingting Zhu |

What’s the latest research in international trade and integration? Researchers from the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO recently gathered for a one-day workshop to present their latest research on…

Alejandro Forero, Ana Fernandes |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

[[tweetable]]We are witnessing a pivotal moment in a decades-long effort to combat climate change.[[/tweetable]] Last year in Paris, world leaders came together for the first time to commit to…

Thomas Kansy |

Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) for Bank financed projects have carried out financial and procurement audits. In Poland, this initially started more than a decade ago and there have been several…

Jingrong He |

J’étais récemment au Kenya où j’ai rencontré des agriculteurs expérimentés. Ils m’ont fait visiter leur exploitation et m’ont parlé des problèmes auxquels ils devaient faire face depuis quelques…

Vikas Choudhary, Amadou Ba |