Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Global Value Chains are a win-win for firms that enjoy greater efficiency, productivity, and profits while they create better jobs (Photo by Jonathan Ernst / World Bank)   Global Value Chains (GVC…

Ruchira Kumar |

مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي أدوات نقوم من خلالها بالتواصل المباشر معكم في شتى أنحاء الأرض. وبها نشارككم أيضا أخبارنا ومشاريعنا وخططنا الهادفة لإنهاء الفقر المدقع في العالم وتعزيز الرخاء المشترك. ومن…

بسام سبتي |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, senior policymakers…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

Guest workers have played an integral role in the Gulf since the 1970s where the demographic changes accompanying these labor flows occurred at an extraordinarily rapid pace. The region’s…

Zahid Hussain |

Here at the World Bank we put great effort into facilitating South-South exchanges. But the truth is that developing tangible results and sustainable partnerships are still tremendous challenges.…

Richard Record, Miles McKenna |

في ديسمبر/كانون الأول 2010، بدأ الربيع العربي بدعوة للتغيير ما لبثت أن تحولت إلى واقع ملموس في تونس ومصر وليبيا. ويشكل استعادة العدل الآن محور أولويات هذه الدول. والعدالة تعني في ذهن الكثير من…

جان بيسمي |

My entry last week gave a quick profile of the South Asian overseas workers and discussed the crucial role of remittances received from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Saudi Arabia,…

Ceren Ozer |