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 |

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 |

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 |

Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) impressive growth over the past decade or so has been matched by its equally impressive showing on the World Bank Group's "Doing Business" index. In 2012…

Aref Adamali, David Bridgman |

Intra-regional trade constitutes less than 5 percent of total trade in South Asia, according to World Bank analysis. Economic cooperation remains low, despite the Agreement on a South Asian Free…

Siddhesh Kaushik |

Civil wars are not only a human tragedy for the countries that experience them, but they can also have an impact on neighbouring countries. That is the case also for the devastating civil war in…

Massimiliano Calì, Wissam Harake |

Les guerres civiles, qui sont tragiques pour les pays éprouvés, ne manquent pas de rejaillir sur les pays voisins. C’est le cas de la Syrie, où le conflit qui sévit est l’un des plus violents de l…

Massimiliano Calì, Wissam Harake |

الحروب الأهلية ليست مأساة إنسانية للبلدان التي تعاني منها فحسب، ولكن لهيبها يمكن أن يمتد أيضا إلى دول الجوار. هذا هو واقع الحال بالنسبة للحرب الأهلية المدمرة التي تدور رحاها في سوريا - وهي إحدى…

ماسيميليانو كالي, ​وسام حراكي |

West African countries have been working for many years to develop and implement harmonized trade rules for crop inputs. While much remains to be done, new regional regulations for seed and…

John Keyser |