Decades of civil war and political fragmentation have made Somalia one of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly seven of 10 Somalis live in poverty, the sixth-highest rate in the…

Utz Pape, Wendy Karamba |

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 |

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 |

One of the most important prerequisites to the economic transformation of a country is reliable electricity supply. Reliable electricity is underpinned by a power sector that is financially…

Zainab Usman |

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 |

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 |

The experience of Bangladesh is a microcosm of the larger trend in global extreme poverty. Several countries at various levels of development have shown in the last few decades that it is possible…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |