New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

Today I’m taking part in a World Bank Annual Meetings event that focuses on a very important question: How can developing countries continue to excel in manufacturing?
 

Raj Batra |

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development rightfully points out that sustainability has three dimensions: economic, environmental, and social. The first two are well understood and well measured…

Jos Verbeek, Alexander Dill |

The National Solidarity Programme has achieved  widespread involvement of women in rural Afghanistan’s community decision through the Community Development Councils (CDCs). Credit: Rumi…

Nandini Krishnan, Christina Wieser |

How Can South Asia’s Youth Plug into Digital Jobs of the Future? Over the past several years, innovations in information and communication technologies have fundamentally changed the nature of…

Anna O'Donnell, Siddhartha Raja |