"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

The Cambodian Delegation Visiting the Veterinary and Animals Science University in Chittagong on September 2, 2014 Global partnerships often inspire higher education development. Partnerships were…

Shiro Nakata |

For the first time in history, all South Asian leaders were invited to the newly elected Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony,  May 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa/Flickr.   I’m on my…

Sanjay Kathuria, Delilah Liu |

Students at the Vhuerdiah village in Babuganj, Barishal. Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan/World Bank A number of incidents this year have highlighted the challenging circumstances in which girls attend…

Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj |

  The Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP),  since its inception in 2010, has supported vocational training institutions to improve the quality of training and expand access for…

Shiro Nakata |

Piloting of Climate Resilient Cropping System in Coastal Region by BAU The Bangladesh government wants to enhance support for university research as a part of its strategy for higher education (…

Shiro Nakata |

Traffic in Dhaka. Arne Hoel/World Bank Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has been dubbed as “the traffic capital of the world” because of its chaotic traffic and frequent traffic jams. Some…

Ke Fang |

My eighty five year old uncle is the most avid technophile I know. He plays with all forms of digital media, including social media platforms such as the Facebook and LinkedIn. I find his mindset…

Sandya Salgado |

Sewing Floor, Armana Apparels, Dhaka. Photo: Shobha Shetty Contradictory trends in female labor force participation in South Asia continue to pose a puzzle for policymakers. On the one hand,…

Shobha Shetty |