Defense budgets are not publicly available, oversight is weak, and information about hidden spending is non-existent, says Transparency International-UK (TI-UK) of defense spending by the 17…

Christine Petré |

Des budgets militaires opaques, une supervision défaillante et aucune information sur les dépenses cachées : voilà ce que révèle Transparency International-UK (TI-UK) au sujet des dépenses de…

Christine Petré |

كشف تقرير جديد لمنظمة الشفافية الدولية بشأن الإنفاق على قطاع الدفاع أن موازانات الدفاع في معظم بلدان الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا غير متاحة للجمهور، وتتسم بضعف الرقابة، ولا يتم توفير أي معلومات عن…

كريستين بتري |

India is home to 15, 000 kilometers of navigable inland waterways. Photo credit: Anirban Dutta / World Bank South Asia can now reap the benefits of greater regional integration it once enjoyed…

Prasad Thakur, Piyush Bagaria |

The smog over Delhi. Photo credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier / Creative Commons Urbanization provides the countries of South Asia with the opportunity to transform their economies to join the…

Mark Roberts, Urvashi Narain |

Sarbamati Riverfront Development before Sarbamati Riverfront development after Robert Solow once said: “Livability is not a middle-class luxury, it is an economic imperative.” But how related are…

Sangmoo Kim, Rana Amirtahmasebi |

​A tourist eyeing the gorgeous azure waters around Zanzibar, Tanzania, might think about taking a frolic in the waves, but for local fishers, the sea means business--the seafood business.

Alice Lloyd |

South Asia is not fully realizing the potential of its cities for prosperity and livability, and, according to a new report by The World Bank, a big reason is that its urbanization has been both…

Mark Roberts |

Street in old Delhi, India. Credit: World BankSouth Asia’s urban population grew by 130 million – more than the population of Japan – between 2001 and 2011, and is expected to rise by almost 250…

Mark Roberts |

Digital Public Procurement Transforms Bangladesh Each year, Bangladesh spends around $10 billion of its national budget on public procurement to build and maintain schools, roads, power plants and…

Zafrul Islam, Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub |