Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

“Did you ask mom first? Did you ask dad at all?” As an American with Gambian parents, I heard these two statements every time I wanted to do anything when I was a child. It was standard. Now that…

Tamara Bah |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

In South Asia, higher exports can translate into benefits for workers such as rising wages and a shift to formal employment. But these gains benefit some groups more than others, notably male,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Diego Cardozo Medeiros, Deeksha Kokas |

More international trade could boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve labor market outcomes in South Asia.

Erhan Artuc, Raymond Robertson, Daniel Samaan, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

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 |

في الفترة بين عامي 2000 و 2017، شهد العالم تراجع عدد الأشخاص الذين يتغوَّطون في العراء بواقع النصف تقريبا، وذلك من 1.3 مليار شخص إلى حوالي 670 مليونا. وفي الهند، تراجع عدد من يتغوَّطون في العراء…

هارونا كاشيواس |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

La defecación al aire libre es la práctica de las personas de defecar en lugares abiertos, como en las alcantarillas de las calles, detrás de arbustos o en masas de agua.

Haruna Kashiwase |