Members of the World Bank-supported S4YE Youth Advisory Group (YAG) have stepped up to help manage the food crisis in their respective local communities.

Kavell Joseph |

Countries’ second-chance education systems were already under pressure – and often seen as second-class. Now the pandemic is creating a large new demand for them, increasing the urgency for…

Takiko Igarashi, Pablo Acosta, Nicholas Tenazas |

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgency of integrating various considerations in urban planning, including infrastructure, environment, economic activities, and spaces to bring…

Madhu Raghunath |

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 |

Becoming more equal in East Asia Pacific by reducing the trade-offs between work and home

Victoria Kwakwa |

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 |

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

Victoria Kwakwa |

A new report focuses on how Southeast Asia can overcome the still very significant barriers to the expansion of its digital economy.

Boutheina Guermazi, Natasha Beschorner |