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 |

This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Pakistani women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face discrimination and have few role models to look up to. Organizations like Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) and Women in…

Ramla Qureshi, Nameerah Hameed |

Fully applying the principles of sustainable forest management to Bhutan’s production forests and modernizing the sector could significantly increase productivity and improve ecological resilience…

Mercy Tembon |