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 |

As the world observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho is on the verge of celebrating a landmark achievement. Before the end of this…

Priyali Sur, Samaneh Hemat, Tebello Ralebitso, Moipone Ndlovu |

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 |

The experience of Bangladesh is a microcosm of the larger trend in global extreme poverty. Several countries at various levels of development have shown in the last few decades that it is possible…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |