Malaysia

Shaping a brighter future for Pakistan

Shaping a brighter future for Pakistan

Pakistani girls attending a primary school. Photo: World BankThis blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong upper middle-in…

by · Thursday, 4 April 2019 · China, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore
The Force of Ideas

The Force of Ideas

 

Our longstanding partnership with Malaysia: Former President of the World Bank, Robert S. Macnamara with former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak during a visit to Kuala Lumpur in 1978. (Photo Credits: World Bank Archives)

Nearly 75 year…

by · Thursday, 28 March 2019 · Malaysia
Can Islamic social finance be the key to end poverty and hunger?

Can Islamic social finance be the key to end poverty and hunger?

As the world works toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Islamic social finance provides new options to help mobilize these efforts, in particularly to end poverty and hunger. (Photo: bigstock/Distinctive Images)

In 2015, countries aroun…

How can Malaysia realize the potential of its human capital?

How can Malaysia realize the potential of its human capital?

To boost productivity and go the next mile in its development path, Malaysia must improve its human capital through better learning and nutritional outcomes and social protection programs. (Photo: Samuel Goh/World Bank)

Anyone who visits Malaysia will…

by · Friday, 15 March 2019 · Malaysia
Malaysia doing business 2019: Tougher at the top

Malaysia doing business 2019: Tougher at the top

Malaysia is now a top global performer in the Doing Business rankings. But the question that now remains is how the country can sustain its encouraging overall reform momentum. (Photo: bigstock/ gyn9038)
Competition amongst the world’s economies to pr…

by · Thursday, 21 February 2019 · China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan

From gangster to kindest: Curbing school violence

Worldwide, it is reported that one in every two students between 13-15 are victims of bullying. My school is no different. My school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is located close to squatter homes which is known as a known as a bad area. It had a reputation…

by · Friday, 18 January 2019 · Malaysia
Improving public sector performance through innovation and inter-agency coordination

Improving public sector performance through innovation and inter-agency coordination

Outside the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital of Malaysia. Malaysia sits at an important juncture in development history and the country’s experience is key in generating insights to improving public sector p…

by · Wednesday, 19 December 2018 · Malaysia
Lessons from Malaysia: Linking government spending to performance

Lessons from Malaysia: Linking government spending to performance

Outside the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia where the National Budget Office operates. Malaysia’s experience in ensuring government spending contributes to better public services through reforms like performance-based budgeting is a learning point for …

by · Monday, 17 December 2018 · Malaysia
Malaysia’s digital future needs faster Internet

Malaysia’s digital future needs faster Internet

As an early pioneer in the digital economy, Malaysia has many of the building blocks to leapfrog to a new digital future, but the country will need faster Internet to go the next mile. Photo: bigstock/ mast3r

About 20 young women in the eRezeki c…

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · Malaysia, Oman

Long-term agri productivity gap: The major cause of poverty

Why is national poverty incidence in the Philippines more than twice that of ASEAN peers — Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam? It is even …

by · Monday, 12 November 2018 · Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam