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 |

As part of the World Bank’s September 2019 global poverty update published a few weeks ago, metadata on the comparability of poverty estimates within countries over time was added to the PovcalNet…

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Christoph Lakner, Minh Cong Nguyen, Espen Beer Prydz |

Quand on évoque la réussite néozélandaise, on cite généralement ses exportations de moutons, laine, kiwis et autres fleurons de l’agriculture nationale. Or le principal atout de la Nouvelle-…

Annette Dixon |

New Zealand’s success story is often told in terms of its lamb, wool, kiwifruit and agricultural exports. But our country’s greatest asset has always been our people who have been equipped to do…

Annette Dixon |

La historia de éxito de Nueva Zelandia se cuenta a menudo en términos de sus exportaciones de cordero, lana, kiwi y productos agrícolas. Pero el mayor activo de nuestro país siempre ha sido…

Annette Dixon |

المؤسسة الدولية للتنمية تكافح الفقر المدقع بخلق الفرص للناس في أفقر بلدان العالم من خلال المنح والقروض الميسرة للغاية. وأصبحت الآن ثاني أكبر مانح في منطقة المحيط الهادئ، حيث تدعم 61 مشروعا بحوالي…

أنيت ديكسون |

World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.

Mandakini Kaul |

From farms to towns, women are a major provider of food and food security for their families, but women in half of the world still struggle to access their equal land and property rights in spite…

Nana Ama Yirrah |

South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or…

Ditte Fallesen, Haris Khan, Ahsan Tehsin, Atishay Abbhi |

As Bhutan has urbanized, demand for land and housing has intensified. The limited amount of urban land and the high cost of construction have made adequate housing an increasingly large expense…

David Mason |