This World Bank paper argues that transmission infrastructure is a stable operating asset with proven technologies that have remained largely unchanged for over a century. Furthermore,…

Debabrata Chattopadhyay, Durreh Tabassum |

An enabling trade policy framework could play a critical role in helping Indonesia boost exports and competitiveness, supporting the government’s objective of becoming a high-income country by…

Csilla Lakatos, Angella Faith Montfaucon, Bayu Agnimaruto, Jana Silberring, Mochamad Pasha, Lamiaa Bennis |

Even though Indonesia has a strong presence of female entrepreneurs— with women owning and operating more than 50 percent of micro, small, and medium enterprises— growth potential remains limited…

Marie Christine Apedo-Amah, Jescinta Isimeme Izevbigie, Alexandre Laure, Salman Alibhai |

Three World Bank studies highlight the major sources of Indonesia’s marine plastic debris and provide policy recommendations for addressing the issue.

Kian Siong, Katelijn van den Berg, Celine Lim, David Adeyemi Aromokeye, Delphine Arri, Ambroise Brenier |

Non-tariff measures (NTMs) are measures countries establish to ensure that traded products are safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly.

Angella Faith Montfaucon, Jana Silberring, Csilla Lakatos, Massimiliano Calì, Bayu Agnimaruto |

The Indonesian government has achieved its aspiration to transition from a low-income to a middle-income country. Impressive development progress to date has allowed Indonesia to effectively…

Satu Kahkonen, Utz Pape, Rabia Ali |

Research and surveys consistently show that firms do not rank tax incentives as the primary reason for choosing where to invest. Instead, political and macroeconomic stability, the legal…

Viet Anh Nguyen, Hassan Zaman |

The blog explains the official poverty lines are what economists call weakly relative. They tend to increase the poverty standard from year to year. The international lines are absolute. They…

Utz Pape, Imam Setiawan, Putu Sanjiwacika Wibisana, Samuel Nursamsu |

The World Bank is creating opportunities to engage youth to tap their energy and out-of-the-box thinking through the Ideathon 4 Climate

Raghava Neti, Shona Fitzgerald, Christian Holde Severin, Fernando Armendaris Puente, Lala Fabella |

Imports were more negatively affected by lockdown policies than were exports, which, unlike imports, recovered during the sample period.

Angella Faith Montfaucon, Socrates Majune |