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Maria Correia |

South Asia is the least integrated region in the world. Intra-regional trade in South Asia is less than 2% of GDP compared to over 20% in East Asia. Labor mobility and regional travel is minimal,…

Sarmad Shaikh |

What does open data and development mean for Afghanistan? Last November, the first open data mission revealed Afghans’ interest and commitment to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and…

Gazbiah Rahaman |

If you saw how poor I was before, you would see that things are getting better.   When I hear stories like that of Jean Bosco Hakizimana, a Burundian farmer whose life was transformed by a cow, I…

Joachim von Amsberg |

 “Young people ought not to be idle, ” quipped Margaret Thatcher, “It is very bad for them.” That was twenty years ago. With over a million youth currently out of work in Britain today – 21% of…

Mabruk Kabir |

Violence against women is a pervasive problem worldwide, causing the deaths of more women between the ages of 19 and 44 than wars, cancer, or car accidents. In South Asia, gender violence is…

Maria Correia |

My work with small-hold cocoa farmers in Nicaragua has taught me that it is not true that organic production is more expensive, complicated to learn and unsustainable.   The Sustainable…

Mary L. González |

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Jim Yong Kim |

Friday, March 15 is the deadline to join the World Bank in a call against gender-based violence. Participate in a text message contest for South Asian youth (18-25) – we want to hear your best…

Priya Chopra |

The great artist Pablo Picasso once said, "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." It was with a similar vision that the South Asia region of the World Bank…

Mary Ongwen |