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 |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

La Méditerranée atteint un point de non-retour en raison de la surpêche, de la pollution marine, de l'élévation du niveau de la mer et du réchauffement.

Lia Sieghart |

There is an urgent need for a new approach to economic activity on the Mediterranean Sea, which is warming at two to three times the rate of the global ocean.

Lia Sieghart |

هناك حاجة ماسة إلى نهج جديد في النشاط الاقتصادي في البحر المتوسط، الذي ترتفع درجة حرارة مياهه بمعدل ضعفي إلى ثلاثة أضعاف معدل ارتفاع حرارة المياه في المحيطات.

ليا سيغهارت |

Ranking third globally, South Asia generates a staggering 334 million metric tons of solid waste every year, and most of it is plastic that ends up in the ocean. But the region is also at the…

Hartwig Schafer |

نعيش حالياً أزمة تعلّم عالمية؛ حيث أن أكثر من نصف الأطفال في سن العاشرة بالبلدان المنخفضة والمتوسطة الدخل لا يستطيعون قراءة نص بسيط وفهمه.

Jaime Saavedra |

We are living a global learning crisis. More than half of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple text by age ten. A few weeks ago during the World Bank…

Jaime Saavedra |