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 |

Digital fellows visiting historic sites in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: KPITB. [[tweetable]]Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one of Pakistan’s most underserved provinces, is emerging from decades of…

Emcet O. Tas, Mohsin Ahmad |

Negocio en Costa Rica | Banco Mundial Versión en inglés Cuando llega el momento de preparar la declaración de impuestos, ¿qué palabras le vienen a la mente? ¿Pesadilla? ¿Lo hago más adelante? ¿…

Anne Brockmeyer, Marco Hernandez, Spencer Smith, Stewert Kettle |

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 |

  Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it…

Hartwig Schafer |

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions. It's also one of the least integrated. A few…

World Bank South Asia |

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all…

Martin Melecky |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |