The World Bank Group (WBG) Global Knowledge and Research Hub opened in Kuala Lumpur on March 28, 2016. The Hub serves as a global platform to share and operationalize Malaysia’s development expertise for developing country programs (WBG or otherwise), and create innovative policy research on national, regional, and global issues. It is the first office of its kind for WBG, merging three pillars of work, and merging operational work with Development Economics (DEC) research.
Pillar 1: Sharing the Malaysia Experience with the World. The ‘Malaysia Experience’ is relevant for developing countries in Asia and across regions that are transitioning out of poverty.
Pillar 2: Learning Together for Global Solutions. The new Hub carries out cutting-edge development policy research in partnership with local and international research institutions.
Pillar 3: Supporting Malaysia’s Goal of Becoming a High-Income Economy. The World Bank Group’s international experience will provide Malaysia with a wide array of development solutions and expertise, customized to specific challenges.