New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

[[tweetable]]Like many other developing countries, Afghanistan is urbanizing rapidly.[[/tweetable]] Today, a quarter of the country’s over 30 million people live in urban areas, with many more…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Catalina Marulanda |

Global Value Chains are a win-win for firms that enjoy greater efficiency, productivity, and profits while they create better jobs (Photo by Jonathan Ernst / World Bank)   Global Value Chains (GVC…

Ruchira Kumar |

Afghanistan's power utility (DABS) has recently taken steps necessary to ensure that women are involved in all business operations within the organization. Photo: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank…

World Bank Afghanistan |

Despite government efforts with support from the international community, Afghanistan's development needs remain massive. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank I am still shaken and…

Annette Dixon |

  New Zealand Map.  Photo Credit: Academia maps GeoAtlas When people think about New Zealand’s most famous son, Sir Edmund Hillary, they mostly think about the quiet Auckland bee-keeper who…

Annette Dixon |

The National Solidarity Programme has achieved  widespread involvement of women in rural Afghanistan’s community decision through the Community Development Councils (CDCs). Credit: Rumi…

Nandini Krishnan, Christina Wieser |

How Can South Asia’s Youth Plug into Digital Jobs of the Future? Over the past several years, innovations in information and communication technologies have fundamentally changed the nature of…

Anna O'Donnell, Siddhartha Raja |