Ranking third globally, South Asia generates a staggering 334 million metric tons of solid waste every year, and most of it is plastic that ends up in the ocean. But the region is also at the...

Hartwig Schafer |

New Zealand’s success story is often told in terms of its lamb, wool, kiwifruit and agricultural exports. But our country’s greatest asset has always been our people who have been equipped to do...

Annette Dixon |

La historia de éxito de Nueva Zelandia se cuenta a menudo en términos de sus exportaciones de cordero, lana, kiwi y productos agrícolas. Pero el mayor activo de nuestro país siempre ha sido...

Annette Dixon |

المؤسسة الدولية للتنمية تكافح الفقر المدقع بخلق الفرص للناس في أفقر بلدان العالم من خلال المنح والقروض الميسرة للغاية. وأصبحت الآن ثاني أكبر مانح في منطقة المحيط الهادئ، حيث تدعم 61 مشروعا بحوالي...

أنيت ديكسون |

World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.

Mandakini Kaul |

South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or...

Ditte Fallesen, Haris Khan, Ahsan Tehsin, Atishay Abbhi |

The experience of Bangladesh is a microcosm of the larger trend in global extreme poverty. Several countries at various levels of development have shown in the last few decades that it is possible...

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Pakistani women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face discrimination and have few role models to look up to. Organizations like Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) and Women in...

Ramla Qureshi, Nameerah Hameed |

Informed decision making requires timely and relevant evidence. This holds for national decision makers as well as development practitioners. Here at the World Bank...

Silvia Malgioglio, Nobuo Yoshida, Johannes Hoogeveen |

A pesar de los desafíos, en Centroamérica existen grandes posibilidades de desarrollo que apuntan a fortalecer su resiliencia.

Haris Sanahuja |