Malaysia retains its spot as global leader in the ease of Doing Business but as it moves forward, leveraging untapped potential is key to sustaining growth and competitiveness.

Varun Eknath |

Malaysia’s experience in addressing access to finance for SMEs has been successful, serving as a learning point for countries like Tanzania. Photo: Samuel Goh/World Bank Tanzania is set towards…

Djauhari Sitorus |

Second Annual Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High-Level Assembly. Photo: World Bank When the world united around the historic Paris climate agreement, in 2015, the message was clear: It’s…

Catherine McKenna, Feike Sijbesma |

A Thai business owner in Chiang Mai might open a small resort serving local people as well as tourists. It would probably take him about two months to set up his business after finding the…

Ulrich Zachau |

In the past several decades Malaysia has witnessed strong economic growth and has become one of Asia’s newly industrialized countries. In one generation it transitioned successfully from low to…

Smita Kuriakose |

Photo: Ivelina Taushanova / World Bank Group Today, over 80 million tons of CO2 will be emitted from economies around the world. Tomorrow will be the same, as will the day after that. The emitted…

Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante |

Wind turbine farm in Tunisia. Photo: Dana Smillie / World Bank It's been two months now since the historic climate change conference, COP21, wrapped up in Paris, concluding with 195 countries…

Christian Grossmann |

Have you ever felt like you are in a race and each time you pass another competitor, more keep showing up ahead on the race track in an endless marathon? Well, countries striving to be competitive…

Laura Altinger |

By Stewart Elgie, Professor of Law & Economics at University of Ottawa and Chair of Sustainable Prosperity; Ross Beaty, Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp. and Alterra Power; and Richard…

Stewart Elgie |

A dangerously warming planet is not just an environmental challenge – it is a fundamental threat to efforts to end poverty, and it threatens to put prosperity out of the reach of millions of…

Thomas Kerr |