"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

For the first time in history, all South Asian leaders were invited to the newly elected Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony,  May 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa/Flickr.   I’m on my…

Sanjay Kathuria, Delilah Liu |

Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank If the deluge of trend pieces tell us anything, it’s that the millennials are the most fussed over demographic in history. But behind the hype, there is real a…

Mabruk Kabir |

South Asia is sometimes known as the land of extremes with opulence surrounded by poverty. How much social mobility is there in South Asia? The intuitive answer is: very little. South Asia is home…

Yue Li, Martin Rama |

The Port of Chittagong at night in Bangladesh. South Asia has a great opportunity to increase exports to realize greater growth and prosperity. ​Photo by: Shahadat Rahman Shemul  Watching export…

Markus Kitzmuller |

​Que retenir de la 3e Conférence sur les petits États insulaires en développement : ce que le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a entendu à Samoa.   Lors de la Conférence, la Banque a répondu aux…

Rachel Kyte |

On ne saurait trop insister sur l’importance de la bonne gouvernance à l’échelle de la planète. Sans elle, de nombreux gouvernements sont incapables d’assurer des services publics de qualité, l’…

Jim Yong Kim |

صورة فوتوغرافية: رئيس مجموعة البنك الدولي جيم يونغ كيم والرئيس الفلبيني بنينو أكينو يوم 15 يوليو/تموز 2014. Dominic Chavez/World Bank ©   الإدارة العامة الرشيدة أمر حيوي لجميع بلدان العالم اليوم.…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |