Despite major strides in improving education in Vietnam, inequalities persist. There are wide differences among socioeconomic groups with regards to education completion, the quality of the…

Anh Thi Bao Tran, Judy Yang |

As we celebrated International Youth Day on August 12 , we reflect on the progress made in ensuring that the youth of Vietnam are on a pathway to greater upwards economic mobility.

Judy Yang, Anh Thi Bao Tran |

With extensive coastlines, many island nations, and low-lying territories, the East Asia and Pacific region is highly susceptible to climate-related disasters. The region has developing and…

Abidah B. Setyowati, Susan Shen |

With nearly 10,000 inhabited islands, there are thousands of diverse island communities across Southeast Asia facing the challenge of beaches covered in plastic. Photo: Shutterstock/

Kate Philp |

The World Bank currently supports Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR with the registration of land rights in rural areas, including various forms of technical assistance on…

Willem van der Muur |

After engendering one of the world’s most successful economic transformations of the past 25 years, Vietnamese institutions must be modernized. They have become a major impediment to the nation’s…

Jacques Morisset, Huong Thi Lan Tran, Dung Viet Do |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

The question Vietnam now faces is how to reach high income status through higher productivity and protection of Vietnam’s and the world’s global assets.

Manuela V. Ferro |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the uneven recovery of East Asia and Pacific. The invasion comes on top of the economic distress caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the financial…

Aaditya Mattoo, Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Ergys Islamaj |