World-Bank funded Bihar Panchayat Strengthening Project is improving local governance in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.

Farah Zahir |

Around 40 percent of the world’s stunted children live in South Asia, yet public policy and financing to address it has been insufficient. SAFANSI held a knowledge-sharing event on stunting where…

Hera Diani |

A new online platform allows users to assess water demand from various sectors, harness it from every possible source, and plan its use judiciously across India.

Anju Gaur, Vinita Ranade |

I have Odisha on my mind. Cyclone Fani has devastated one of my favorite states in India.  But before Fani it was Idai and Kenneth.  And the people of Beira in Mozambique are reeling. All this in…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Youth facilitators and counselors motivate female students to participate in and complete skills training and other educational services. Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series examining…

Shubha Chakravarty, Jayati Sethi, Pravesh Kumar |

Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia [[tweetable]]South Asia has grown strongly to reduce poverty and create jobs, but the region remains a development paradox[[/tweetable…

Hartwig Schafer, Deborah Greenfield |

[[tweetable]]Rahul Kumar is a 25-year-old community extension worker at Jeevika in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. He set up an agri-business enterprise six months ago and it’s turned out to be…

Vinay Kumar Vutukuru, Anjani Kumar Singh, Paramveer Singh |