In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.

William R. Sutton, Xinyu Weng |

The word "convenience" in the single-use plastics context, needs urgent redefinition, especially in the East Asia region where several countries top the list in terms of plastics leaking…

Özgül Calicioglu |

Empowering women in Malaysia by promoting economic opportunities for them can go a long way towards fulfilling the country’s development potential.

Achim Schmillen, Mei Ling Tan |

In Guatemala and Honduras, education is legally compulsory through ninth grade, but nearly 40% of sixth graders drop out before getting there. This is the reality for many countries middle and low…

Melissa Adelman, Francisco Haimovich Paz, Enrique Alasino |

The Critical Occupations List in Malaysia monitors occupational shortages and addresses these gaps for the future of the country’s labor market.

Harry Edmund Moroz |

Malaysia has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty, but it is now time for the country to raise official poverty standards as other middle- and high-income countries have done.

Kenneth Simler |

Central America has great development opportunities that aim at strengthening resilience by managing its current risks

Haris Sanahuja |

Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

With support from the World Bank’s READ Trust Fund Program, representatives of all ministries of Education of Central America, regional and international specialists and civil society…

Rita Almeida, Seynabou Sakho |

With new regulatory reforms in place, Malaysia is set to benefit from faster Internet connections for all its citizens, closing the gap in Internet speed with leading countries.

Siddhartha Raja, Richard Record |