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What now, going forward?

But also the widespread poverty that every government has known about,but failed to reduce significantly. In the 1970s, Malaysia was a poor country.

by · Tuesday, 21 May 2019 · Malaysia, Philippines
Transforming governance for a stronger Pakistan

Transforming governance for a stronger Pakistan

A beneficiary at the Arazi (Land Records Authority) center. 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…

by · Thursday, 9 May 2019 · Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam
A broader view of poverty in East Asia and Pacific

A broader view of poverty in East Asia and Pacific

Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and Malaysia – now have poverty rates of less than 1 percent measure…

by · Tuesday, 30 April 2019 · China, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor-Leste
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