"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

For the first time in history, all South Asian leaders were invited to the newly elected Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony,  May 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa/Flickr.   I’m on my…

Sanjay Kathuria, Delilah Liu |

Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank If the deluge of trend pieces tell us anything, it’s that the millennials are the most fussed over demographic in history. But behind the hype, there is real a…

Mabruk Kabir |

  كانت فكرة "النمو الشامل" محل محادثات مُستفيضة في الأيام التي سبقت الاجتماعات السنوية 2014 لمجموعة البنك الدولي وصندوق النقد الدولي. ومن بين الحلول التي طُرحت على مائدة البحث مبادرة…

دونا بارن |

À l’heure actuelle, 1, 2 milliard d’êtres humains environ sont privés d’électricité et 2, 5 milliards n’ont pas de toilettes, sans oublier les quelque 748 millions de personnes sans accès à l’eau…

Donna Barne |

The idea of “Inclusive growth” and how to achieve it was talked about a lot in the days ahead of the 2014 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. Among the solutions on the table was a new initiative that…

Donna Barne |

South Asia is sometimes known as the land of extremes with opulence surrounded by poverty. How much social mobility is there in South Asia? The intuitive answer is: very little. South Asia is home…

Yue Li, Martin Rama |

By Francis Ghesquiere and Olivier Mahul This week, the Resilience Dialogue, bringing together representatives from developing countries, donor agencies and multilateral development banks, will…

Francis Ghesquiere, Olivier Mahul |

The Port of Chittagong at night in Bangladesh. South Asia has a great opportunity to increase exports to realize greater growth and prosperity. ​Photo by: Shahadat Rahman Shemul  Watching export…

Markus Kitzmuller |