A view of the Khulna Shipyard Promoting career opportunities through industry linkages for those who complete technical and vocational education is now a reality in Bangladesh. The local…

Ahamad Tanvirul Alam Chowdhury |

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 |

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 |

We've rounded up 18 tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Afghanistan,…

Mary Ongwen |

Ismail Ferdous/World Bank South Asia’s Commerce Ministers meet in Thimphu on July 24. Getting there would not have been easy for many of them, with no direct flights between Thimphu and four of…

Sanjay Kathuria, Sohaib Shahid |

  Buy a leather case for your wife’s smartphone on Amazon, select shipping from China with an estimated delivery time of 4-6 weeks, and then be pleasantly surprised when it turns up on your…

Sanjay Kathuria |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |

We've rounded up 39 tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation, and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Bangladesh,…

Liana Pistell |

Tax revenue growth in Bangladesh this year has been one of the lowest in recent years.  There is now demand for a cut in corporate income tax rate with the forthcoming FY15 budget.[1]  Is this a…

Zahid Hussain, Adiba Sanjana |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |