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 |

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 |

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 |

También disponible en: English A partir de este mes, unos 9 millones de mujeres (i) podrán conducir vehículos en Arabia Saudita, luego del histórico anuncio efectuado en septiembre del año pasado…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Cette page en: English | Español À partir du mois de juin, 9 millions de femmes (a) pourront prendre le volant en Arabie saoudite, après l’annonce, en septembre 2017, de la levée de l’interdiction…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |