While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.
World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is becoming increasingly urban. Today, over half of the population lives in cities; by 2045, the centenary of Indonesia's…
Investors are raring to do business in a region held back by state meddling and vested interests.
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.…
Africa’s food systems are in the throes of a climate crisis. We urgently need to adapt Africa’s agriculture and food system to climate change. And we need to act now.
We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.
E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.
Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…
The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.