The squalor of slums, unsustainability of sprawl, and sterility of skyscrapers are persistent challenges for community leaders and urban planners. Instead, they call for livable neighborhoods with…

Somik Lall, Mathilde Lebrand, Hogeun Park |

Since the early 1990s, developing countries have experienced a coincidence of rising exports – especially those related to global value chains (GVCs) – and improved labor market outcomes.

Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara, Deeksha Kokas , Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

What happens when people stop trusting their leaders? They become suspicious. As we’ve witnessed, many people do not trust state-led vaccine programs. Then, people start taking matters into their…

Kumi Naidoo |

2021 has already been an extraordinary year for Afghanistan – impacted by the pandemic on the one hand and the withdrawal of the US troops on the other – both have implications on the country.

Manizha Wafeq |

Most MNEs are still operating below pre-pandemic capacity, indicating a prolonged and uncertain recovery as the world moves out of the pandemic and toward a “new normal”.

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Abhishek Saurav, Peter Kusek, Brody Viney, Mark Albertson |

Remittance flows are a major source of income for all countries in South Asia, larger than all other capital inflows combined.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Yi (Claire) Li |

What is a smart city? We've seen the term used in urban planning and governance to transport, energy, the environment, health, and education. We’ve also noticed that the notion of smart…

Gunes Basat, Narae Choi |

The pandemic did a lot of damage to Nepal’s tourism industry. It will take years to fully recover, but it looks like the industry took a good lesson out of it.

Rameshore Khanal |

Recently, policy makers have taken a deep interest in global value chains (GVCs), with a view to making them more resilient and robust in most countries’ post-pandemic recovery plans.

Eric Thun, Daria Taglioni, Timothy J. Sturgeon, Mark P. Dallas |