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 |

As heatwaves intensify, life for many South Asians will change. While this change may not be fully reversible, with appropriate policy and action, it can be managed to ease its impact.

Muthukumara Mani, Gulrez Shah Azhar |

Public spending in Afghanistan is equal to more than half of the economy’s output. Government and international partners spend around $11 billion, in an economy that produces around $19 billion of…

Tobias Haque |

South Asian countries’ exports are only one-third of what they should be, had they mirrored the experience of economies with similar characteristics. Without further integration into global…

Hans Timmer |

To some, artificial intelligence is a mysterious term that sparks thoughts of robots and supercomputers. But the truth is machine learning algorithms and their applications, while potentially…

Giuseppe Molinario, Vivien Deparday |

Residents discussing their community development projects in a Community Development Council meeting in Jalalabad city. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank The Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan…

Akram Sajid |

Students attending school in a remote village in Afghanistan's central Panjshir Province. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Today, January 24, we’re celebrating the International Day…

Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari |

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s…

Hartwig Schafer |