A new report focuses on how Southeast Asia can overcome the still very significant barriers to the expansion of its digital economy.

Boutheina Guermazi, Natasha Beschorner |

Last October, I participated in End Poverty Day (EPD)  from the Zambia Country Office, where I had the opportunity to exchange with a host of young brilliant minds from Zambia and around the…

Hafez Ghanem |

Au mois d’octobre dernier, alors que je me trouvais dans les bureaux de la Banque mondiale à Lusaka lors de la Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté, j’ai eu l’occasion de…

Hafez Ghanem |

Da Nang, Vietnam. © Pixabay [[tweetable]]Vietnam continues to boom. It is one of the most dynamic emerging markets in East Asia[[/tweetable]], marked, over the past thirty years, by a remarkable…

Makhtar Diop |

Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank The trope of a government office worker, discontent with their work, grumbling about paperwork and administrative tasks, is a cliché. An equally…

Hélène Pfeil |

Photo: World Bank
I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

Juan y sus hermanas muestran orgullosos sus identificaciones. © Daniel Silva Yoshisato/Banco Mundial El Perú ha puesto tanto énfasis en la importancia de la identificación que ha creado un museo…

Samia Melhem, Mia Harbitz |

© دانيال سيلفا يوشيساتو / البنك الدولي أولت بيرو اهتماما كبيرا بالهوية لدرجة أنها أنشأت متحفا خاصا بها. "متحف الهوية" في ليما يثبت للزائرين أهمية الهوية في تاريخ البلاد. في الحقيقة كانت…

سامية ملحم, ميا هاربيتز |

Juan and his sisters proudly show their identification. © Daniel Silva Yoshisato/World Bank Peru has placed so much emphasis on the importance of identification that it has created a museum…

Samia Melhem, Mia Harbitz |

Blog reader: “Dan! The government is one big system. Why didn’t your blog on the latest research on the quality of governance take this into account?” Dan (Rogger): “Well, typically frontier…

Daniel Rogger |