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Building the skills sector of Bangladesh for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Building the skills sector of Bangladesh for the 4th Industrial Revolution

With the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, the landscape of jobs, and the skills required for jobs, are quickly changing around the world. Bangladesh is no exception. Already the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) sector—the leading export sector emplo…

by · Monday, 11 June 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Singapore
Building the skills sector of Bangladesh for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Building the skills sector of Bangladesh for the 4th Industrial Revolution

With the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, the landscape of jobs, and the skills required for jobs, are quickly changing around the world. Bangladesh is no exception. Already the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) sector—the leading export sector emplo…

by · Monday, 11 June 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Singapore
Paving the Way for a Thriving Digital Economy in Indonesia

Paving the Way for a Thriving Digital Economy in Indonesia

Across the digital economy in Indonesia, both IT giants and smaller companies have the same complain: digital talents are hard to find. Obert Hoseanto, an Engagement Manager from Microsoft Indonesia, said the company recently contracted only five peo…

Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

Sun or rain? Most of us rely on the daily weather forecast to know what to wear or whether to bring an umbrella. However, for millions of people living in flood prone areas, timely and accurate forecasts, as well as early warning, can impact more t…

by · Friday, 27 April 2018 · Fiji, Singapore
Bringing together the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan: Meet Zaki Mahomed

Bringing together the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan: Meet Zaki Mahomed

The Digital Youth Summit (DYS) is a technology focused conference that takes place annually in Peshawar, Pakistan. In the lead up to the summit, we bring to you the first of our Speaker Spotlights featuring Zaki Mahomed. The upcoming DYS is on April 2…

by · Thursday, 12 April 2018 · Pakistan, Singapore
An annual summit brings together pieces of the infrastructure puzzle

An annual summit brings together pieces of the infrastructure puzzle

On Thursday, April 5, the World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit will take place – the eighth time that the World Bank, the Government of Singapore, and the Financial Times are partnering to hold this annual event.
 
The Summit has gone…

by · Tuesday, 3 April 2018 · Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam
Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank

In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.
 
An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where demand and supply curves intersect.
 
For governmen…

To unlock student potential in East Asia Pacific, be demanding and supportive of teachers

To unlock student potential in East Asia Pacific, be demanding and supportive of teachers

Among the 29 countries and economies of the East Asia and Pacific region, one finds some of the world’s most successful education systems. Seven out of the top 10 highest average scorers on internationally comparable tests such as PISA and TIMSS ar…

by · Tuesday, 13 March 2018 · China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam
“新加坡又如何呢?”——全世界最佳公共住房项目的成功经验

“新加坡又如何呢?”——全世界最佳公共住房项目的成功经验

English

随着第九届世界城市论坛在吉隆坡的召开,各国政府在实施《新城市议程》过程中努力解决的难题之一是如何规模化提供优质经济适用房,后者是可持续发展目标11——构建可持续城市和社区的一个关键内容。
 
我从前在拉美地区从事经济适用房相关工作过程中,我们持续向世行借款客户提出的一条意见是:政府部门自身建设和提供住房并不是个好主意。相反,用(已故)世行知名经济学家史蒂文·梅奥的话讲,我们应该使住房市场发挥作用。对此意见,世行借款客户一般会回应说,“那新加坡又如何呢?”,此时我们会说,新加坡案例很…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Singapore
Харин Сингапурын тухайд та юу хэлэх вэ? Дэлхийн хамгийн шилдэг нийтийн орон сууцны хөтөлбөрийн сургамж

Харин Сингапурын тухайд та юу хэлэх вэ? Дэлхийн хамгийн шилдэг нийтийн орон сууцны хөтөлбөрийн сургамж

English

Ирэх долоо хоногт Куала Лумпур хотод болох Дэлхийн хотуудын 9-р чуулга уулзалт ойртож байгаатай холбогдуулан дэлхийн улс орнуудын төр, засгийн газрууд Шинэ Хот Суурин Газрын Хөтөлбөрийг хэрэгжүүлэхэд тулгамдаж буй гол сорилтуудын нэг бол …

by · Tuesday, 6 February 2018 · Singapore