After engendering one of the world’s most successful economic transformations of the past 25 years, Vietnamese institutions must be modernized. They have become a major impediment to the nation’s…

Jacques Morisset, Huong Thi Lan Tran, Dung Viet Do |

Using the latest machine learning technology, Tanzania’s Resilience Academy participants helped build a comprehensive map of the city’s trees.

Nick Jones, Vivien Deparday, Nuala Margaret Cowan |

Attending agricultural training as a couple makes a world of difference for rubber farmers in Cote d'Ivoire

Aletheia Amalia Donald, Markus Goldstein, Léa Rouanet |

Beyond its potential to delay restructuring talks or even send an economy into tailspin, hidden debt also prevents borrowers and lenders from making informed and responsible financing decisions.…

Marcello Estevão |

In September 2018, Egypt embarked on a major education reform, with the aim to “bring learning back to the classroom” and equip students with higher order thinking skills. During the school visits…

Amira Kazem |

In the MENA region, Lebanon now joins nine other non-high-income countries (HICs) for which MPI statistics have been produced in the past decade. The addition of Lebanon favorably raises the…

Ganesh Seshan, Stefania Rodica Cnobloch |

The World Bank's Equality of Opportunity for Sexual and Gender Minorities (EQOSOGI) report helps fill an important gap in data by assessing the laws and regulations that impact LGBTI people.…

Clifton Cortez, Christian De la Medina Soto, John Arzinos |

The acceleration of digitization has created new opportunities for scale, innovation, and spillovers. This is spurring the “industrialization” of services and increasingly driving economic growth…

Gaurav Nayyar, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Elwyn Davies |

Paid family leave has been a main area of reform in the past few years. However, this year's Women, Business and the Law report revealed that, with an average score of 55.6 out of 100,…

Pedro Magariño, Liang Shen |