Malaysia’s journey towards becoming a high-income nation will become more meaningful if all Malaysians are given the opportunity to share the benefits of prosperity. Photo: World Bank/Samuel Goh…

Kenneth Simler |

Access to transportation is essential for improving the upward social mobility of low-income communities in Kuala Lumpur, especially residents of low-cost public housing units. (Photo: Samuel Goh/…

Wei San Loh, Kenneth Simler |

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 |

English Ирэх долоо хоногт Куала Лумпур хотод болох Дэлхийн хотуудын 9-р чуулга уулзалт ойртож байгаатай холбогдуулан дэлхийн улс орнуудын төр, засгийн газрууд Шинэ Хот Суурин Газрын Хөтөлбөрийг…

Abhas Jha |

Photo: © World Bank Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Photo: mozakim/bigstock As an upper-middle income country with a majority of its population living in cities, Malaysia is situated among the countries that prove urbanization is key to achieving…

Judy Baker, Marcus Lee |

One regret from my time in Mongolia in the 1990s is that I did not take more pictures. I wasn’t alone in this respect—people generally didn’t carry cameras, and whenever I pulled out my 35mm Nikon…

Jim Anderson |

1990-ээд онд Монголд өнгөрүүлсэн цаг мөчөөс миний харамсаж явдаг нэг зүйл бол илүү олон гэрэл зураг дараагүй явдал юм. Гэхдээ би ганцаараа тийм биш байлаа. Хүмүүс тухайн үед тэр бүр зургийн…

Jim Anderson |

Continuing our series of blogs looking at the 25 year partnership between Mongolia and the World Bank, today we examine 2004, the year Mongolia’s growth rate accelerated to 10.4%.  After 15 years…

Jim Anderson |