As economists and development practitioners increasingly use satellite data to guide and evaluate development interventions, we can sometimes neglect lessons learned from related disciplines. Data…

John Gibson |

新冠肺炎大流行破坏了全世界人民的生活和生计。在疫情爆发前,世界银行预测2020年将有3500万人摆脱贫困。政府需要在应对大流行中实时地相互学习和采用最佳实践。

Victoria Kwakwa |

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating lives and livelihoods globally. Before the pandemic, the World Bank projected that 35 million people in East Asia and the Pacific would escape poverty in 2020…

Victoria Kwakwa |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Starting a business which used to be problem faced by citizens of Bojonegoro has now become much easier. Photo: Jerry Kurniawan/World Bank Challenges with decentralization Seventeen years ago,…

Suyoto , Karrie McLaughlin |

  Dulu mengurus izin usaha menjadi masalah bagi masyarakat Bojonegoro, tetapi sekarang sudah jauh lebih mudah. Foto: Jerry Kurniawan/World Bank Tantangan desentralisasi Tujuh belas tahun yang lalu…

Suyoto , Karrie McLaughlin |

With only 2 people per square kilometer, Mongolia is one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. While that can make public service delivery daunting, improving health and education…

Amarbayasgalan Dorj, Kristina Aquino, Munkh-Erdene Dambajav |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |