E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.

Viviana Perego, Sanjay Kathuria, Arti Grover, Aaditya Mattoo, Pritam Banerjee |

Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.

Mandakini Kaul |

Il y a ceux qui prennent le train du numérique et ceux qui restent à quai. À travers des réformes institutionnelles qui tirent parti des avantages de la numérisation, le Machreq peut s’imposer…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Marolla Haddad |

The force of digitalization is driving the global economy, creating distinct groups of leaders and laggards. Through institutional reform that leverages the advantages of digitalization, the…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Marolla Haddad |

تقود الرقمنة الاقتصاد العالمي فتخلق مجموعاتٍ متمايزة من القادة الرواد والمتأخرين عن الركب. وتستطيع منطقة المشرق أن تصبح مركزاً حيوياً لشبكات البيانات الدولية من خلال الإصلاح المؤسساتي الذي يستفيد…

كارلو روسوتو, مارولا حداد |

Poucos países podem igualar ao progresso de desenvolvimento de Cabo Verde ao longo do último quarto de século. O seu rendimento nacional bruto per capita (RNB) cresceu seis vezes. A pobreza…

Rob Swinkels, Rohan Longmore |

Few countries can match Cabo Verde’s development progress over the past quarter of a century. Its Gross National Income per capita (GNI) grew six-fold. Extreme poverty fell by two-thirds from 30%…

Rob Swinkels, Rohan Longmore |

Forget the Homo Sapiens and the Homo Economicus. The guy who traces our destiny is the Homo Ludens, the man who plays. Johan Huizinga, a professor of history and linguistics, in his 1938 book,…

Eliana Cardoso |