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 |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Governance is a complex concept to explain – in any language, in any country. What is universal however is that you can recognize it when you see it – in any part of the globe.
 

Saeeda Sabah Rashid |

A multipurpose building in Bantayan Island in Northern Cebu, collapsed after typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Photo: Justine Letargo/World Bank

Erik Churchill |

(The author works for the Department of Budget and Management and is the Co-Lead Coordinator for the Open Data Philippines Task Force in the Philippines that organized the open data program of the…

Gabriel Baleos |

Daru Village Court in Papua New GuineaWhat accounts for whether hybrid courts stick as relevant and useful institutions, as opposed to withering as a ‘neither-nor’ – neither regarded as a familiar…

Peter Chapman |

It took 41 years for the fastest developing 20 countries in the 20th century to achieve basic transformations in the rule of law.  However, the World Development Report 2011 suggests that fragile…

Peter Chapman |

It’s now evident that people in developing countries have access to the internet and mobile phones like never before, which (as I recently wrote about) may lead to increased economic growth, job…

James I Davison |

Students take a computer course at a private school in Cambodia. A number of fascinating web-related findings came out of a World Bank report, released this week, which ties Internet and mobile…

James I Davison |