This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly MALAYSIA has travelled far on the road to economic growth and shared prosperity. Using its natural resources, the country not only…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

  ​Strategies to curb violence against women too often exclude the experiences of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is marking this year’s 16 Days of…

Saurav Jung Thapa |

Afghan woman in factory. Credit: World Bank Need to know how sustained infrastructure investments could boost Bangladesh’s economy? How the delay in implementing key reforms on the domestic front…

Alexander Ferguson |

Strong trade connectivity can help disaster response and recovery by ensuring that humanitarian relief goods and services get to where they are needed when disaster strikes.  Trade policy measures…

Selina Jackson, Michael Roberts |

Pope Francis became the first Pope to address the UN General Assembly and US Congress It has been a fascinating time to be in the United States and watch as the media and American public were…

Adam Russell Taylor |

Mortijheel Commercial area Photo credit: Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan South Asia can become a powerful locomotive of global development but it could just as easily regress into becoming the crucible for…

Tariq Karim |

Last week I attended a gathering of legal aid providers, a somewhat informal group mostly from rich countries but with a slowly growing number of developing country participants. Legal aid…

Paul Prettitore |

Cranes in Bangladesh Harbor. Credit: Eric Nora / The World BankThis blog is part of the series #OneSouthAsia exploring how South Asia can become a more integrated, thus more economically dynamic…

Annette Dixon |

India-Nepal border. Credit: Erik Nora / World Bank This blog is part of the series #OneSouthAsia exploring how South Asia can become a more integrated, thus more economically dynamic region. The…

Rajib Upadhya |

This blog is part of the series #OneSouthAsia exploring how South Asia can become a more integrated, thus more economically dynamic region. The blog series is a  lead up to the South Asia Economic…

Prabha Chandran |