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 Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

Mr. Kannan, a differently abled social entrepreneur. (Photo: Varalakshmi Vemuru) During my recent mission visit to Sivagangai District in Tamil Nadu, India, I met with Mr. Kannan, a social…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

There is now a huge window of opportunity for South Asia to create more apparel jobs, as rising wages in China compel buyers to look to other sourcing destinations.  Our new report – Stitches to…

Ritika D’Souza |

The Alliance and Accord have been working over the past three years with more than 1, 500 factories to help them meet new fire and building safety standards The China sourcing conundrum In…

Mark Jones, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

  Blog 12: Key lessons on road to sharing prosperity India is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well as the largest number of people who have recently escaped poverty.…

Martin Rama |

In India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, I met young ex-farmers who had moved out of farm jobs and were now working in factories and government offices.  Their day to day circumstances weren’t all…

Ethel Sennhauser |

Blog #11: Since 2005, fewer jobs for women in India India is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well as the largest number of people who have recently escaped poverty. Over…

Urmila Chatterjee, Martin Rama, Rinku Murgai |

Blog #10: Three job deficits in unfolding India story India is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well as the largest number of people who have recently escaped poverty.…

Martin Rama, Urmila Chatterjee, Rinku Murgai |

Apparel manufactuaring has the potential to provide much needed jobs to women in South Asia Photo by: Arne Hoel/World Bank China now dominates the global apparel market – accounting for 41% of the…

Raymond Robertson, Yevgeniya Savchenko |