A fully functioning network will allow a ship to pick up freight in Assam and sail south on the Brahmaputra River into Bangladesh. From there, a ship can continue south to an ocean port in…

Bob Saum, Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

Pedestrians cross the road in front of motorcycles, cars, and buses at the crossroads in Kolkata, India. Photo: Radiokafka / Shutterstock This blog is part of a series that discusses a way forward…

Sanjay Kathuria |

Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia [[tweetable]]South Asia has grown strongly to reduce poverty and create jobs, but the region remains a development paradox[[/tweetable…

Hartwig Schafer, Deborah Greenfield |

Women knit handicrafts for export at Everest Fashion Fair Craft in Lalitpur, Nepal. Photo: Peter Kapuscinski / World Bank The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement has been in effect since…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

Progress is being made on the largest railway project in India's modern history – the Dedicated Freight Corridor Program. View the 3D presentation here Thump…thump…thump...like a slow…

Joe Qian |

[[tweetable]]In remote border regions in Bangladesh and India, a government-to-government initiative is changing cross border relations, shifting the focus from smuggling and skirmishes to mutual…

Nikita Singla, Sanjay Kathuria |

[[tweetable]]Returns on technological adoption are thought to be extremely high, yet developing countries appear to invest little, implying that this critical channel of productivity growth is…

Nandita Roy |

India has achieved much in the last decades. Yet an economic deceleration in the past few quarters has generated worried commentaries about India’s growth potential.  However, our analysis of…

Poonam Gupta, Florian Blum |