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 |

Every year, Pakistan loses almost 27,000 hectares of natural forest area. Based on this, Pakistan is in a state of green emergency.

Rahat Jabeen |

Farmer working in the fields of Kasur, Punjab. Photo: World BankThis blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes…

Marcelo Acerbi |

The death toll from Cyclone Idai that ripped into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in March 2019 is now above 1, 000, with damages estimated at $2 billion. In 2018, more than 10, 000 people lost…

Abhas Jha |

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 |

کیپشن فارم سے انگلیوں تک- " اپنے گاؤں میں ایک نئی قسم کی کاشتکاری دیکھ کر بچے اپنے تجسس کا اظہار کررہے ہیں اور باہمی طورپر بہت پُرجوش نظر آرہے ہیں" مقام: کوٹھی، اوڑیسہ، بھارت فوٹو کریڈٹ…

Pawan Patil |

Across South Asia, four known species of indigenous, fully mature,  small food-fish – now dubbed ‘NutriFish’ have nutritional and health benefits for pregnant and lactating women and young…

Pawan Patil |

Nearly  50 million Pakistanis still lack access to grid electricity. Power distortions cost Pakistan’s economy much more than previously estimated: $18 billion in fiscal year 2015—that is 6.5…

Fan Zhang |

With a stunting rate of 38 percent, Pakistan is still among the group of countries with the highest rates of stunting globally and the pace of decline remains slow and uneven. In Sindh, for…

Ghazala Mansuri |