In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |

Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

To boost productivity and go the next mile in its development path, Malaysia must improve its human capital through better learning and nutritional outcomes and social protection programs. (Photo…

Richard Record, Harsha Aturupane |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

From left: Minister Idris Jala, Malaysia; William Dorotinsky, World Bank; Alberto Leyton, World Bank; Melanie Walker, World Bank.   In his recent presentation (video) at the World Bank, Minister…

William Dorotinsky, Joanna Watkins, Paula Suarez |

On a Friday morning in December of 2011, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old street vendor, started his day to sell fruits and vegetables from his cart in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. But he didn’t have a…

Ravi Kumar |

  As newly resource-rich countries grapple with how to manage their resources well, questions arise on how governments can channel natural resource revenues into smart investments, as well as…

Shilpa Banerji |

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing the statement, “It’s not the What; it’s the How.”  On the reform of energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa, for instance, the discussion is…

Shanta Devarajan |

Il ne se passe guère de semaine sans que j’entende quelqu’un affirmer que ce qui importe, ce n’est pas ce qu’on fait mais la manière dont on le fait. Prenez la réforme des subventions énergétiques…

Shanta Devarajan |

También disponible en: English   Casi no pasa una semana sin que escuche la frase: “no es el qué; sino el cómo”.  En el caso de la reforma de los subsidios a la energía en Oriente Medio y Norte de…

Shanta Devarajan |