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 |

Even in the most challenging places, investment and growth are possible. And of all the places most in need of development, the Sahel must sit near the top of the list.

Aliou Maiga |

With its CO2 emissions increased by more than 100% over the last 15 years, Sri Lanka - which is highly vulnerable to effects of climate change - has submitted ambitious carbon-reduction targets…

Prajwal Baral, Keisuke Iyadomi |

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 |

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 |

Photo credit: Leonardo Canon Rubiano/World Bank The World Bank is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to create a roadmap for the modernization of urban bus services in the capital,…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

The recently launched Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal is a one stop shop for traders. Photo Credit: Joe Qian/World Bank Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly…

Marcus Bartley Johns, Dinesha Nilakshi Samaranayake |