Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

To boost productivity and go the next mile in its development path, Malaysia must improve its human capital through better learning and nutritional outcomes and social protection programs. (Photo...

Richard Record, Harsha Aturupane |

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 |

A man taking methadone, a synthetic opioid drug that treats heroin addition, at a voluntary treatment center for people who inject drugs in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: Sutayut Osornprasop/World Bank)...

Sutayut Osornprasop, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Anita Suleiman |

About a decade ago, we started a project to improve solid waste management for waste pickers like Ibrahim and the 840, 000 people in the southern West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Hebron....

Amal Faltas |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank Delivering pension or disability services may sound mundane, but if you have seen the recent award-winning movie,  I, Daniel Blake, it is anything but. As the film...

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti, Aziza Umarova |

  On a tendance à considérer le vélo comme un sport de loisirs ou un moyen de se rendre à un endroit précis — une destination que nous avons choisie. Mais une balade en vélo peut dépasser tout...

Suzan Ghazi El-Loulou |

  We tend to think of cycling as a recreational form of sports; that a bike might take us to a specific destination – a location that we intentionally select, but it might even go beyond that...

Suzan Ghazi El-Loulou |

As countries look to domestic resources to help meet the ambitious development agenda laid out in 2015, there is value in looking at international experiences where mineral wealth has become a...

Patricio V. Marquez, Melanie Walker |

In the last three decades, East Asia has reaped the demographic dividend. An abundant and growing labor force powered almost one-third of the region’s per capita income growth from the 1960s to...

Axel van Trotsenburg |