As the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is marked worldwide, [[tweetable]]we present to you stories of 16 inspiring heroes from Nepal[[/tweetable]]. They are crusaders and…

Renu Chhetri |

Nepal has a high incidence of gender-based violence and women remain — by large — the main victims. Credit: David Waldorf Last month, I visited Nepal to understand the gravity of gender-based…

Zainiddin Karaev, Renu Chhetri |

Chronic malnutrition remains prevalent across South Asia as many poor South Asians cannot afford nutritious foods or don’t have the relevant information or education to make smart dietary choices…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, Dhushyanth Raju |

[[tweetable]]Across South Asia, our agriculture and rural development projects are helping transform the lives of poor rural women. From daily wage laborers they are now becoming entrepreneurs who…

Adarsh Kumar |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, [[tweetable]]international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places[[/tweetable]] – it is estimated that…

Sameh Wahba, Judy Zheng Jia |

Violence against women remains a pervasive issue in Nepal. There's now a 24/7 helpline to support victims.  On my visit to Kathmandu in January, I visited the Khabar Garaun 1145 (Inform Us)…

Annette Dixon, Richa Bhattarai |

Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. Poor people are not only more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, but they also have fewer resources to prevent, cope with, and adapt to disasters. The…

Monica Vidili |

The "orange city" of Dhankuta, Nepal. Photo: World Bank Cities across Nepal—and in the developing world—produce more waste than ever before, due to a spike in population and a surge in…

Charis Lypiridis, Silva Shrestha |