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Quentin Wodon |

Photo credit: Visual News Associates / World Bank Over 80 percent of Pakistanis consistently report that their economic wellbeing has either deteriorated or remained the same. Only 20 percent,…

Ghazala Mansuri |

See high resolution here. While countries around the world reap the benefits of an expanding digital environment, development challenges persist, adversely impacting low-income countries from…

Gina Martinez, Boris Rumenov Balabanov |

Riding the Lahore Rapid Transit -   photo: Asian Development Bank Successful leaders —presidents of countries, chief executives of corporations, or middle managers of counties — focus on a few…

Zubair Bhatti |

As we today mark UN Women’s Day, it is worth considering what the inequality between men and women costs South Asian countries and what can be done about it.  One big cost of inequality is that…

Annette Dixon |

A child receives an orally administered polio vaccine. Polio immunications have increased tremendously in FATA.  The Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan is a semi-autonomous …

Shakeel Qadir Khan |

If you want a passport in Pakistan, you wait in line – possibly for hours. You might get to the passport office at the crack of dawn to avoid the queue. The process might be unclear, and there…

Julia Oliver |

As countries look to domestic resources to help meet the ambitious development agenda laid out in 2015, there is value in looking at international experiences where mineral wealth has become a…

Patricio V. Marquez, Melanie Walker |