In the last three decades, East Asia has reaped the demographic dividend. An abundant and growing labor force powered almost one-third of the region’s per capita income growth from the 1960s to…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is a major global rice producer and exporter but its population suffers from serious levels of poverty and malnutrition.   Spanning six countries – China,…

Sergiy Zorya |

Ministers, mayors, senior officials and experts from both the social protection and urban development spheres wrapped-up their intensive discussion at the 2015 South-South Learning Forum in…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Ministers, mayors, senior officials and experts from both the social protection and urban development spheres wrapped-up their intensive discussion at the 2015 South-South Learning Forum in…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

CIF is bringing attention to gender in climate investing in Tajikistan. Photo: CIF In the arid farming lands of the Pyanj River Basin of Tajikistan, women and children spend much of their days…

Mafalda Duarte |

Photo Credit: Barbara Bruns / World Bank Anyone working in education is familiar with the story of Finland’s remarkable evolution into one of the world’s top-performing education systems. The…

Barbara Bruns |

Empowering Women with Job Opportunities In August 2015, I traveled with colleagues to An Giang Province in southern Vietnam to visit beneficiaries of an innovative project that is helping 200 Cham…

Victoria Kwakwa |

As part of the Bank’s ongoing effort to adapt to the changing needs of client countries, the Bank is modernizing its procurement framework. This will help us deliver stronger project results while…

Robert Hunja |

الكثير من المناقشات على مائدة العشاء والمناظرات الودية تجري في فراغ من البيانات: "المشكلة كبيرة.. كبيرة جدا!" إلى أي حد هي كبيرة بالضبط؟ أصدقاؤك على الأرجح ليست لديهم أدنى فكرة. إذ يقال…

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep |