Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

With heavy ongoing investments in climate resilience and flood risk management, now is the critical time for Sri Lanka to build an effective flood- and climate-resilience system, benefitting from…

Asmita Tiwari, Suranga Kahandawa, Masatsugu Takamatsu, Keiko Sakoda |

With climate change, extreme events are expected to be the “new normal” for many small island developing states. It will take coordination and action from multiple stakeholders to effectively…

Joaquin Toro, Kerri Cox |

E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.

Viviana Perego, Sanjay Kathuria, Arti Grover, Aaditya Mattoo, Pritam Banerjee |

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 |

. ټاکل شوې ده چې د ۲۰۲۰ زېږدیز کال په پای کې د افغانستان لپاره د نړۍوالو د مرستو موده تمامه شي، دا په داسې حال کې ده چې اوس مهال نړۍواله ټولنه له افغانستان سره د راتلونکو مرستو د چمتو کولو پر…

Henry G. Kerali |

Donors are currently considering future aid commitments as pledges made at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in 2016 due to expire at the end of 2020.

Henry G. Kerali |

قرار است معیاد کمک های مالی بین المللی برای افغانستان در اخیر سال ۲۰۲۰ میلادی پایان یابد، این در حالیست که در حال حاضر جامعه جهانی در مورد چگونگی ادامه کمک های شان به افغانستان در اینده بحث میکنند…

Henry G. Kerali |

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 |