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 |

Investors are raring to do business in a region held back by state meddling and vested interests.

David Malpass |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Open Institute has been working with various subnational governments to develop the foundations for consistent use of data to strengthen participatory processes at local levels.

Al Kags, Stephen Davenport |

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 |

In developing countries, governments with few resources are trying to figure out how to raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, while at the same time reducing emissions and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

What is the impact of transport projects on income, jobs, economic growth, and other key development outcomes? An ongoing World Bank program seeks to answer this question as thoroughly as possible…

Nancy Vandycke, Javier Morales Sarriera |

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 |

What does providing security to prevent thefts on farms do? Increases productivity and market sales.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |