Editor's Note: This blog draws on the forthcoming article “New Trade Regionalism in Asia: Looking Past the Sino-American Great Game, " written by Swarnim Wagle, to be published in the …

Swarnim Wagle, Miles McKenna |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

We all enjoy a nice vacation. Today, tourism has become a major driver of economic growth around the world. But measuring its impact, either directly or indirectly, is an evolving exercise.   Our…

Gonzalo Varela, Miles McKenna |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

     There are thunderstorms. There is a strike. And there is the hackathon to end gender-based violence in Kathmandu, Nepal—all happening on the same day. On a rainy Sunday, some participants…

Ravi Kumar |

Successful industrial parks can drive economic competitiveness  (Credit: World Bank, Flickr) Why do so many industrial park programs fail? They are popular across the developing world, inspired…

Yannick Saleman, Luke Jordan |

Let’s take a second and ponder over the word “Youth, ” and play a game of word association. What comes to your mind? Given that I fall into the youth bucket, my list of associations is mostly…

Kaleesha Rajamantri |

World Bank predicts East Asia growth at 7.8 percent in 2013 East Asia economies are projected to grow by 7.8 percent this year, outpacing last year’s growth and potentially boosting the world…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

All it took was an invitation to open the floodgates. More than 1, 200 South Asian youth responded to our call to share ideas on how to end gender-based violence in the region. The judges had the…

Mary Ongwen |