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 |

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 |

Major cities across Latin America are taking concrete action to promote cycling and become more bike-friendly. Given the urgent need to reduce emissions from urban transport, this could serve as a…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

La cultura del ciclismo urbano que está surgiendo en América Latina puede servir como una gran fuente de inspiración para las megaciudades de todo el planeta.

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

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 |

If you skim the headlines, you get the impression that the role of forests in mitigating climate change has virtually unanimous global recognition and support. But forests around the world are…

Roy Parizat |

En regardant les titres des journaux, vous pouvez penser qu'à la quasi-unanimité, le monde entier reconnaît et défend l'importance des forêts dans la lutte contre le changement…

Roy Parizat |

La deforestación es la segunda causa del cambio climático, después de la quema de combustibles fósiles, y representa casi el 20 % de todas las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. 

Roy Parizat |