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 |

In Nepal, women make up over 90 percent of the agricultural force. Large cardamom is no exception and gives women the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Navya D’Souza |

Le fléau de la dénutrition est d’une ampleur considérable en Asie du Sud. Les taux de retard de croissance et d’insuffisance pondérale chez les enfants y sont parmi les plus élevés du monde.

Miki Terasawa |

Indian Bengali tribal mother is feeding her baby on her lap in a rural background. Credit: Abir Bhattacharya/ Shutterstock [[tweetable]]Childhood stunting—or being too short for one’s age—is one…

Ashi Kathuria |

South Asian countries are making progress in clearing the way for women to get jobs and creating a safer work environment for them. Yet, too many women across South Asia are left out of the…

Hiska Reyes |

I just ended my first round of country visits as the World Bank’s Vice President for the South Asia Region.  Over and above all, [[tweetable]]I have been immensely impressed by the resilience,…

Hartwig Schafer |

A malnourished child will face poorer outcomes as an adult. In South Asia, where malnutrition persists in multiple forms, improving nutrition in the early stages of life is critical to a child…

Felipe F. Dizon |

Kofi Annan en était convaincu : « aucun instrument de développement n’est plus efficace que l’autonomisation des femmes ». Et cela s’applique incontestablement à l’agriculture : il ne peut y avoir…

Anuja Kar, Vanya Slavchevska |

مزارعة صغار الحيازات في نيبال: مشروع صندوق التخفيف من حدة الفقر الثاني، حكومة نيبال. قال كوفي عنان ذات مرة "لا توجد وسيلة إنمائية أكثر فعالية من تمكين المرأة." تصدق هذه الكلمات تماما في…

Anuja Kar, Vanya Slavchevska |

Smallholder female farmer in Nepal: Poverty Alleviation Fund II Project, Government of Nepal. Kofi Annan once said that ‘There is no tool more effective than the empowerment of women.’ This is…

Anuja Kar, Vanya Slavchevska |