World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.
South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or…
Empowering women in Malaysia by promoting economic opportunities for them can go a long way towards fulfilling the country’s development potential.
Last weekend, I attended a conference, titled “Innovations for Shared Prosperity” at Stanford University, jointly organized by, among others, the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab and Microsoft…
The Critical Occupations List in Malaysia monitors occupational shortages and addresses these gaps for the future of the country’s labor market.
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.
Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.
As heatwaves intensify, life for many South Asians will change. While this change may not be fully reversible, with appropriate policy and action, it can be managed to ease its impact.
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.