E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.

Viviana Perego, Sanjay Kathuria, Arti Grover, Aaditya Mattoo, Pritam Banerjee |

Studies indicate that in India alone, only 30 percent of the IT workforce is female. Most women in IT start well, but their careers are disrupted five to 10 years in, thanks to marriage or…

Ramalatha Marimuthu |

Since fintech offers the chance to boost economic growth and expand financial inclusion in all countries, the IMF and World Bank surveyed central banks, finance ministries, and other relevant…

Tobias Adrian, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Using disruptive technologies can change the way education is delivered by anyone in the developing world.

Joseph S. Barone |

Photo: Plamenj/Flickr As digital technology continues to transform and reshape the transportation industry over the last few years, blockchain as a decentralized distributed technology has been…

Abhishek Saxena, Shikha Juyal |

Photo: Simply CVR/Flickr As part of the World Bank’s continued commitment to road safety, all Bank-financed road projects must now include specific measures to enhance safety standards and protect…

Pratap Tvgssshrk |

Photo: Frederick Noronha/Flickr Working to finance major infrastructure projects, World Bank teams have seen time and again that the sustainability of investments depends ultimately on the…

Pratap Tvgssshrk |

Suguna, one of the many women who has benefited from Aadhaar– her digital identity. © Bernat Parera In Para village of Rajasthan, India, Shanti Devi’s livelihood depends on wages earned through…

Nandan Nilekani |

Photo: Daniel Incandela/Flickr The numbers are in: India now ranks 44th in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, a relatively high score compared to other countries…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Saroj Ayush |

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all…

Martin Melecky |