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Very soon, Malaysia will pass the GNI per capita threshold and move into a more exclusive classification of economies – high income. While that can be measured, it is difficult to put a number to…

Rajni Bajpai |

On March 16, 2021, the World Bank in Malaysia released a new Flagship Report Aiming High—Navigating the Next Stage of Malaysia’s Development which looks at the next frontier of the country’s…

Richard Record |

It Takes Two: Women's empowerment and couple concordance in South Asia

Maurizio Bussolo, Anaise Williams, Nayantara Sarma |

La gravedad de la pandemia está desafiando los sistemas de salud de los países. Los logros globales en reducción de la pobreza, el aumento de la prosperidad y mejoras en la salud, que se habían…

Carlota Molina |

In the pandemic, real-time data is transformed into real-time action

Rialda Kovacevic, Manuela Villar Uribe, Hellen Kiarie, Rose Jalang’o |

Safeguarding the climate is an important goal but countries may disagree on how important a goal it is relative to others they have. How can policymakers bring along their populations to agree on…

Roumeen Islam |

We celebrate 1,500 posts and 10 years of the blog with a new logo image.

David McKenzie, Berk Özler, Markus Goldstein, Florence Kondylis, Kathleen Beegle |

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has undone women's progress from numerous dimensions but mainly in the economic sphere.

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Miriam Muller, Flavia Sacco Capurro |

La vulnerabilidad de las mujeres debido a su dependencia económica, bajo acceso a educación y salud, a las reducidas oportunidades económicas y a créditos, entre otros, se verá muy probablemente…

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Miriam Muller, Flavia Sacco Capurro |