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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
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
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…

South Asia’s new superfood or just fishy business?

South Asia’s new superfood or just fishy business?

Across South Asia, four known species of indigenous, fully mature, small food-fish – now dubbed ‘NutriFish’ have nutritional and health benefits for pregnant and lactating women and young children when consumed over the first one thousand days. Here, …

by · Monday, 17 December 2018 · Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Singapore
宜居始于社区——新加坡故事(下篇)

宜居始于社区——新加坡故事(下篇)

在上一篇博客中,我介绍了5D框架,并结合新加坡的公共住房社区,例如组屋小镇,讨论了前两个D——密度和多样性。在本文中,我将分享我的观察体会,探讨组屋社区如何反映其他三个D——目的地(Destination)、距离(Distance)和设计(Design)。
 
为了提高目的地通达性,新加坡推行畅行乘车(Walk2Ride)计划,改善社区步道,鼓励居民使用公共交通。这项政府政策确保在地铁站400米(或1/4英里)范围内都建有公共廊道通往公车站点、公共设施和组屋。
 
让人们能“舒适”地“步行”搭乘公共…

by · Thursday, 1 November 2018 · Singapore
宜居始于社区——新加坡城市建设案例(上篇)

宜居始于社区——新加坡城市建设案例(上篇)

30多年来,Toh太太一直住在武吉巴督 — 一个新加坡公共住房(组屋)小镇,这里能容纳超过11万居民。他们的公寓由新加坡建屋发展局 —即“HDB”建造,建屋发展局为82%的新加坡居民提供公共住房。
 
在世界银行新加坡基础设施和城市办公室工作期间,我有幸结识了Toh太太,她与先生在三居室的公寓中养大了三个孩子。当我问到她住在组屋区的感受时,她的第一反应是“方便”、“舒适”——“需要什么东西,走路去都不超过10分钟。”
 
现年64岁的Toh太太每天穿过廊道步行10分钟到地铁站(大众捷运系统,或MRT…

by · Thursday, 1 November 2018 · Singapore

Oxfam: Nigeria, Singapore fuel wealth gap

"Governments often tell us they are committed to fighting poverty and inequality – this index shows whether their actions live up to their promises.".

by · Tuesday, 9 October 2018 · Singapore, Thailand

Nigeria, Singapore and India fuel wealth gap – Oxfam

"Governments often tell us they are committed to fighting poverty and inequality – this index shows whether their actions live up to their promises.".

by · Tuesday, 9 October 2018 · India, Philippines, Singapore
Target: Southeast Asia 4.0

Target: Southeast Asia 4.0

Digital lifestyles, cashless societies, app-based businesses, “smart” nations, virtual services – there is a tremendous amount of excitement in Southeast Asia now about the growth of the digital economy.
The region is a hotspot for digital develop…

by · Monday, 8 October 2018 · Singapore
Taxing the digital economy in Malaysia: How do we balance growth with sustainability?

Taxing the digital economy in Malaysia: How do we balance growth with sustainability?

As the digital economy gears up to be the new driver of development in Malaysia, tax policy will need to keep pace with the country’s ambitions towards increased digitalization. Photo: bigstock/szefe

Malaysia wants the digital economy to play a centr…

by · Wednesday, 3 October 2018 · Malaysia, Singapore