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 |

In the Argentine Chaco forest, the indigenous and creole peoples of Pampa del Indio work together to produce honey from the “melipona bees,” which are native stingless bees (Tetragonisca fiebrigi…

Andrea Michelson, Pablo Herrera |

En el Chaco argentino, indígenas y criollos de Pampa del Indio trabajan cooperativamente en la producción de miel de “meliponas”, unas abejas nativas sin aguijón.

Andrea Michelson, Pablo Herrera |

With its CO2 emissions increased by more than 100% over the last 15 years, Sri Lanka - which is highly vulnerable to effects of climate change - has submitted ambitious carbon-reduction targets…

Prajwal Baral, Keisuke Iyadomi |

South Asian countries’ exports are only one-third of what they should be, had they mirrored the experience of economies with similar characteristics. Without further integration into global…

Hans Timmer |

Junto con el Gobierno de Costa Rica, se llevó a cabo un experimento de aplicación de la ley fiscal dirigido a alrededor de 50,000 contribuyentes que estaban registrados, pero no habían presentado…

Anne Brockmeyer, Marco Hernandez, Spencer Smith, Stewert Kettle |

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 |

A Sri Lankan woman is hand painting fabric in a local Batik fabric factory. Matale, Sri Lanka. Credit: Shutterstock. January 3, 2017. [[tweetable]]It’s International Women’s Day today, and there…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

[[tweetable]]South Asia has grown strongly to reduce poverty and create jobs, but the region remains a development paradox[[/tweetable]]: Despite strong growth job creation remains weak and is…

Hartwig Schafer, Deborah Greenfield |

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s…

Hartwig Schafer |