Young Indian Female Student at the South Asia Economic Forum 2015. Credit: World Bank You don’t have to be a number-cruncher to enjoy this challenge: 1, 5, 200, and 2, 800, 000. Close your eyes…

Delilah Liu, Sanjay Kathuria |

​Fifteen years from now, will you remember where you were when the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Friday, September 25, 2015 may not be one of those days…

Bertrand Badré |

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 |

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 |

To gain a better understanding of how innovation in public-private partnerships (PPPs) builds on genuine learning, we reached out to PPP infrastructure experts around the world, posing the same…

Robert Puentes |

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 |

Big Pine Creek Recreation Area, Inyo National Forest, California. Photo: Itoda.com If the thought of summer conjures up visions of national parks, you’re not alone – in 2014, nearly 3 million…

Warren Meyer |

More than 50% of today’s international trade goes through regional trading arrangements.  While trade is a critical component of regional integration, integration has several other dimensions…

Sanjay Kathuria, Sohaib Shahid, Michael Ferrantino |

At a time when the government has rightfully declared war against smuggling, there are very few studies or figures that shed light on the factors that led to the growth of this phenomenon. 

Lotfi Ayadi |

Photo: flickr/cmh2315fl By any measure, the United States is a laggard in terms of public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Between 1985 and 2011, there were 377 transportation PPP…

Robert Puentes |