Editor's Note: This blog draws on the forthcoming article “New Trade Regionalism in Asia: Looking Past the Sino-American Great Game, " written by Swarnim Wagle, to be published in the …

Swarnim Wagle, Miles McKenna |

版本: English | العربية 全球城市化程度越高——预计到2050年,全球城市居民比重将达70%,交通将变得更清洁、更高效、更安全。提供更好就业机会、学校和诊所服务,可为贫困人口脱贫和通往更大繁荣提供途径。   但正如我们所知,当前的交通状况较差——路上挤满了车辆,尾气排放严重。从这一角度看,交通也是一大威胁。交通拥堵、事故伤害和污染导致了生产力损失。…

雷切尔•凯特 |

Many countries use trade policy to protect their own consumers from spikes in international food prices. It turns out that this well-intentioned practice can actually do more harm than good.…

Will Martin, Kym Anderson |

Merchandise trade has become an increasingly important contributor to a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), particularly for developing countries. Before the global financial crisis hit in…

Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

In February, the United Nations named 2013 the Year of Quinoa and made the president of Bolivia and the first lady of Peru special ambassadors to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).…

Jose Daniel Reyes, Julia Oliver |

Governments and policy makers often look to small and medium-sized enterprises to drive growth in developing economies. These SMEs are held up as incubators of creativity and entrepreneurship,…

Megha Mukim, Michael Ferrantino |

Read this post in Français Here at the World Bank we believe that independent internal evaluation is central to strengthening our work. Rigorous, evidence-based evaluation informs the design of…

Rachel Kyte |

Disponible en anglais   À la Banque mondiale, nous sommes convaincus que la réalisation d'évaluations internes indépendantes est un outil essentiel du renforcement de notre action. Les…

Rachel Kyte |

También disponible en español The success of the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) drew a crowd here in Hyderabad at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting. This effort by…

Rachel Kyte |

Read this post in Español China's Loess Plateau, before and after restoration through a landscape approach. Photos: Till Niermann, Wikimedia Commons (CC), Erick Fernandes/World Bank.…

Rachel Kyte |