Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it…

Hartwig Schafer |

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions. It's also one of the least integrated. A few…

World Bank South Asia |

South Asia is booming. In 2018, GDP growth for the region as a whole is expected to accelerate to 6.9 percent, making it the fastest growing region in the world. However, fast GDP growth has not…

Martin Rama, Ana Revenga |

© سارة فرحات / البنك الدولي من العلامات المشجعة التي ألاحظها كلما سافرت الأثر الذي تحدثه التكنولوجيا في حياة الملايين من المهمشين. في أغلب الحالات، يحدث هذا بمئات الطرق على نطاق ضيق وبطريقة تخلو…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

© Sarah Farhat/World Bank One of the encouraging signs that I pick up whenever I travel is the difference that technology is making to the lives of millions of marginalized people. In most cases…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Sarah Farhat/Banque mondiale À chacun de mes voyages, je constate que la technologie améliore l’existence de millions de personnes marginalisées. Dans la plupart des cas, les changements sont à…

Kristalina Georgieva |

© Sarah Farhat/Banco Mundial Siempre que viajo, uno de los signos alentadores que observo es la diferencia que está marcando la tecnología en la vida de millones de personas marginadas. En la…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Chronic malnutrition remains prevalent across South Asia as many poor South Asians cannot afford nutritious foods or don’t have the relevant information or education to make smart dietary choices…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, Dhushyanth Raju |

Over the next several decades, Pakistan is poised to become the fourth most populous country in the world. With nearly 53 million active youth (under 25) and a high youth unemployment rate, the…

Sonia Madhvani, Timothy Clay |