According to the World Bank’s latest economic update titled “What will be the new normal for Vietnam: the economic impact of COVID-19,” Vietnam is nonetheless in a good position to escape the…

Jacques Morisset |

China has recently achieved a remarkable improvement in its business environment as measured by the World Bank’s global Doing Business report. Over the past two years, China moved up by almost 50…

Marcin Piatkowski, Sylvia Solf, Wenting Wei |

For Malaysia to revitalize its economy, now is the time to put in place stronger social protection systems for its most vulnerable groups, adopt bold reforms, and emerge stronger in the wake of…

Ndiamé Diop |

Given the current pandemic and corresponding economic crisis, the question of what role cash plays in this new global paradigm is a conundrum that has government accountants scratching their heads…

Nouf Alazmi, Srinivas Gurazada, Patrick Piker Umah Tete, Alexander Metcalfe |

Supreme Audit Institutions everywhere are facing unique challenges everywhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges are amplified in fragile, conflict and violence (FCV) contexts.

Mona El-Chami, David Goldsworthy |

In the near future, policy leaders will have to choose whether to continue on the old path or to put their bets on sustainable investment, placing clean growth at the center of their recovery…

Miria Pigato |

Recommendations to guide bank supervisors in their response to the pandemic.

Tobias Adrian, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Regional growth is projected to slow sharply in 2020, to 0.5 percent—the lowest rate since 1967—reflecting the impact of pandemic-related lockdowns, tighter financing conditions, and a deep…

Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze |

As the ‘Great Lockdown’ emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, and its exports have been hit hard.

Gonzalo Varela |