Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019 amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Five charts illustrate…

Temel Taskin |

Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

With climate change, extreme events are expected to be the “new normal” for many small island developing states. It will take coordination and action from multiple stakeholders to effectively…

Joaquin Toro, Kerri Cox |

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 |

Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

Andy Kotikula, Diana J. Arango |

Los resultados de PISA 2018 destacan la crisis de aprendizajes que vive América Latina y sugieren que mejorar los aprendizajes con un ángulo de equidad siguen siendo los desafíos más grandes que…

Emanuela Di Gropello, Maria Jose Vargas, Monica Yanez-Pagans |

. ټاکل شوې ده چې د ۲۰۲۰ زېږدیز کال په پای کې د افغانستان لپاره د نړۍوالو د مرستو موده تمامه شي، دا په داسې حال کې ده چې اوس مهال نړۍواله ټولنه له افغانستان سره د راتلونکو مرستو د چمتو کولو پر…

Henry G. Kerali |

Donors are currently considering future aid commitments as pledges made at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in 2016 due to expire at the end of 2020.

Henry G. Kerali |