While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.

Utz Pape, Ambika Sharma |

Malaysia retains its spot as global leader in the ease of Doing Business but as it moves forward, leveraging untapped potential is key to sustaining growth and competitiveness.

Varun Eknath |

Gender discrimination in provision of finance can prevent women from exploiting their entrepreneurial potential. Previous non-experimental evidence suggests that guarantor requirements may be a…

Ralph De Haas, J Michelle Brock |

A growing number of Malaysians, especially those in urban areas, feel that they have trouble making ends meet. Addressing the cost of living issue in the country will require the right combination…

Richard Record |

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 |

Reducing attrition in phone surveys

Berk Özler, P. Facundo Cuevas |

There is an urgent need for a new approach to economic activity on the Mediterranean Sea, which is warming at two to three times the rate of the global ocean.

Lia Sieghart |

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 |

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 |