Many countries of the former Soviet Union rank highly in the Human Capital Index, thanks largely to long-term investment in education and health services.

Sudharshan Canagarajah |

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 |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, cities continue to be the physical and social base for people’s prosperity and nature’s sustainability. In recent years, the idea of “smart cities” has grown more…

Myunggu Kang |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

The case for investing in children and youth: Imagine you are a 19-year-old Bosnian student, excited to be looking for your first job. You have completed your studies from a technical high school…

James Gresham, Sharanya Ramesh Vasudevan |

Businesses having their claims heard by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina seem to be facing this dilemma non-stop. Either go to court and, if you are lucky, receive an enforceable judgment within a…

Tatjana Sofijanic |

This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |

Central Asia’s future as a supplier of agri-products and livestock will depend on how food producers and processors in the region respond to the increased quality and safety demands of consumers,…

Lilia Burunciuc |