A 90 day reflection of the new Country Director of the World Bank I take this opportunity to thank all the Sri Lankans that opened their minds and hearts to help me understand the country context…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

There is now a huge window of opportunity for South Asia to create more apparel jobs, as rising wages in China compel buyers to look to other sourcing destinations.  Our new report – Stitches to…

Ritika D’Souza |

Recently, the World Bank Education Team on Sri Lanka Higher Education organized its first Facebook Live to discuss how Sri Lanka’s universities can become world class institutions where students…

Yoko Nagashima, Mari Shojo |

The Alliance and Accord have been working over the past three years with more than 1, 500 factories to help them meet new fire and building safety standards The China sourcing conundrum In…

Mark Jones, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Apparel manufactuaring has the potential to provide much needed jobs to women in South Asia Photo by: Arne Hoel/World Bank China now dominates the global apparel market – accounting for 41% of the…

Raymond Robertson, Yevgeniya Savchenko |

Translations available in Chinese and Spanish. Many of you are already familiar with the PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) Group’s Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database. As a…

Clive Harris, Jenny Chao |

Stitches to Riches? The Potential of Apparel Manufacturing in South Asia In the coming years and decades, China is expected to slowly relinquish its lead position in the global apparel market,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

The graduating class of the University of Moratuwa’s Department of Textile and Clothing Technology. Photo Credit: Isuru Udara Imagine a school that teaches knowledge and provides hands-on training…

Joe Qian |