Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

Andy Kotikula, Diana J. Arango |

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 |

The World Bank, together with DFID Nepal, has launched a Train the Trainers (T-O-T) program. Last summer, 82 participants took a 40-hour face-to-face training—the first phase of the program—to…

Nkechi Coker, Liza Maharjan |

عندما أنظر إلى السنوات الأربع التي قضيتها مديرةً إقليميةً لدائرة المغرب العربي ومالطا، أود أن أشارككم بعض الأفكار والتأملات عن عملي هناك مع البنك الدولي.

ماري فرانسواز نيلي |

As we look back at the four years spent in the Maghreb and Malta, as Country Director Marie Francoise-Nelly would like to share some reflections on her work there with the World Bank.

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

En repensant aux quatre années que j'ai passées au Maghreb et à Malte en tant que directrice de ce département de la Banque mondiale, j'aimerais partager quelques réflexions sur mon…

Marie Francoise -Nelly |

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 |

L’Algérie vient de remporter, ce 19 juillet, la Coupe d’Afrique des nations. Cette consécration footballistique intervient alors que les manifestations de masse de la jeunesse du pays, qui réclame…

Rabah Arezki |

Algeria’s consecration at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations comes amid sweeping political transformation triggered by massive demonstrations in the past few months driven by the youth asking for…

Rabah Arezki |