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World Bank Sees Coronavirus Outbreak Hitting Asia Hard
March 31, 2020

World Bank Sees Coronavirus Outbreak Hitting Asia Hard

By Associated Press
The World Bank estimates COVID-19 will cause economic growth to slow significantly this year in China and other East Asian-Pacific countries.

Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious
January 09, 2020

Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious

By Catherine Putz
Slowing growth in East Asia is matched with small recoveries in South and Central Asia in the latest World Bank forecast.
Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
March 06, 2019

Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road

By Sophie van der Meer
Is Beijing really seeking to buy political influence abroad?

World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan
March 01, 2019

World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Uzbek and World Bank officials are all humming the same tune: There's no going back from reforms. Is it that simple?

Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking
November 07, 2018

Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking

By Ahmad W. Majidyar
Climbing 16 places, the World Bank names Afghanistan as a top improver in its latest Doing Business report.

India Rises in Ease of Doing Business Rankings, But Reforms Still Pending
November 01, 2018

India Rises in Ease of Doing Business Rankings, But Reforms Still Pending

By Aman Thakker
India continues to lag in several factors, underscoring the need for further reforms.

World Bank and ILO Whitewash One of the World’s Most Brutal Regimes
July 13, 2017

World Bank and ILO Whitewash One of the World’s Most Brutal Regimes

By Kristian Lasslett
The ILO’s fieldwork was undertaken hand-in-glove with Uzbek state minders, undermining its veracity.
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017

Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?

By Catherine Putz
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.

China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
March 30, 2017

China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?

By Ankit Panda
13 new countries were approved as members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank earlier this month.

More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems
February 15, 2017

More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan’s Employment Problems

By Catherine Putz
New World Bank report highlights that Dushanbe is underutilizing a growing workforce.

Slight Improvements in 'Monetary Welfare' in Tajikistan
November 16, 2016

Slight Improvements in 'Monetary Welfare' in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A World Bank survey program finds small improvements in well-being in Tajikistan, but remittances remain an issue.
Head South for Asia’s New Economic Powerhouse
October 05, 2016

Head South for Asia’s New Economic Powerhouse

By Anthony Fensom
The World Bank pegs South Asia as a “global growth hotspot."

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