Economics

Second-generation capacity development: A story of Malaysia-Laos knowledge exchange on reforming civil service
Economics

Second-generation capacity development: A story of Malaysia-Laos knowledge exchange on reforming civil service

What do you imagine when you hear the words “capacity development”? Most development professionals associate capacity development with training, seminars and perhaps study tours.  Most of the countries the World Bank works in require a significant boost in their capability to implement policies, programs and projects, especially in countries supported […]

中国经济改革与外国专家的作用
Economics

中国经济改革与外国专家的作用

Group photos of the participants of the 1985 Bashan river cruise conference Photo: copyright © / World Bank I am a policy wonk. I have spent my entire professional career (first in the Government of India and then in the World Bank) watching up close how policy choices are made, […]

Services as a new driver of growth for Thailand
Economics

Services as a new driver of growth for Thailand

There’s a good chance you work in the service sector. Services account for 17 million jobs in Thailand, or approximately 40 percent of the Thai labor force. It encompasses diverse industries such as tourism, retail, health, communications, transportation and many sought-after professions such as architects, engineers, lawyers and doctors. Many […]