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 |

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 |

We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

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 |

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 |

As heatwaves intensify, life for many South Asians will change. While this change may not be fully reversible, with appropriate policy and action, it can be managed to ease its impact.

Muthukumara Mani, Gulrez Shah Azhar |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English "إذا أردت شيئا جديدا، فعليك أن تتوقف عن عمل شيء قديم،"- نصيحة طيبة من معلم الإبداع والإدارة بيتر دراكر. هذا النهج كان مفتاحا للشراكة بين…

Malak Draz, Muneer Ferozie |

   إن موارد المياه الجوفية تنضب بوتيرة سريعة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وإذا استمر نهج بقاء الأمور على حالها في استغلال هذه الموارد الشحيحة، فمن المتوقع أن تتلاشى خلال ما يقرب من 30 عاما…

أندرس جاجيرسكوج |

  Groundwater is fast disappearing in the Middle East and North Africa region. Under a business-as-usual approach to the use of these scarce resources, it is estimated that they will be gone in…

Anders Jagerskog |