The Republic of Korea was one of the first countries to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Facing a rapid, exponential increase in infections after the first positive case was identified on January 20,…

Dawoon Chung, Hoon Sahib Soh |

Korea intends to capture US$152 billion in economic output and create 600,000 jobs by 2026. What can the international development community learn from this?

Je Myung Ryu, Kay Kim, Audrey Sunhwa Oh |

Se-dol Lee is a retired 18-time world champion prodigy of the highly complex abstract strategy board game Go. In 2016, a historic match took place in Seoul, Korea, between Lee and AlphaGo – a…

Yoonyoung Cho |

In Mozambique’s three largest cities (Maputo, Beira, and Nampula), informal businesses—those operating outside formal licensing and registration procedures—outnumber formal firms by a factor of 9…

Filip Jolevski, Gemechu Ayana Aga |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

In the 1970s and 1980s, Nepal was faced with large-scale deforestation due to land clearing, and forest degradation caused by fuelwood collection and uncontrolled grazing by villagers who were the…

Randall Bluffstone |

A lack of economic opportunities in countries located closer to the Syrian Arabic Republic is among the factors explaining Daesh recruiting successes   The world has experienced a dramatic…

Mohamed Abdel Jelil, Anne Brockmeyer, Quy-Toan Do |

In April, PovcalNet revised the World Bank’s global and regional poverty estimates from 1981 to 2013. The next major update of global and regional poverty estimates is scheduled for October 2018,…

Christoph Lakner, Joao Pedro Azevedo, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Espen Beer Prydz |