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 |

Today's job market post looks at how the NREGA program, by making farm labor more expensive, has led to more crop-burning.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

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 |

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 |