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…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

“Did you ask mom first? Did you ask dad at all?” As an American with Gambian parents, I heard these two statements every time I wanted to do anything when I was a child. It was standard. Now that…

Tamara Bah |

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 |

We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

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 |

لقد تراجعت نسبة الفقر المدقع من أكثر من ثلث سكان العالم قبل 30 عامًا إلى أقل من 10% اليوم، ولكن هذا ليس هو الحال بالنسبة لمن يعيشون في مناطق الحروب أو بالقرب منها.

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.

Kristalina Georgieva |

À l’heure où nous travaillons sur la prochaine reconstitution des ressources de l’IDA, nous avons l’occasion d'intégrer ces enseignements dans nos programmes axés sur les pays en situation de…

Kristalina Georgieva |