Pedestrians cross the road in front of motorcycles, cars, and buses at the crossroads in Kolkata, India. Photo: Radiokafka / Shutterstock This blog is part of a series that discusses a way forward…

Sanjay Kathuria |

Women knit handicrafts for export at Everest Fashion Fair Craft in Lalitpur, Nepal. Photo: Peter Kapuscinski / World Bank The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement has been in effect since…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

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 |

Bicycles are the largest export of Bangladesh’s engineering sector, contributing about 12 percent of engineering exports. Credit: World BankThis blog is part of a series exploring new sources of…

Nadeem Rizwan, Sanjay Kathuria, Nikita Singla |

Trucks waiting to unload their goods in Bangladesh. Photo By Erik Nora/World Bank Judging by the number of views of the recent Facebook livestream event on intra-regional trade and investment in…

Sanjay Kathuria |

Instructor and Students at the Bangladesh Korea Technical Training Center, Chittagong. Credit: Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan Bangladesh has a major opportunity to address one of its most pressing…

Sanjay Kathuria |

India is home to 15, 000 kilometers of navigable inland waterways. Photo credit: Anirban Dutta / World Bank South Asia can now reap the benefits of greater regional integration it once enjoyed…

Prasad Thakur, Piyush Bagaria |

Young Indian Female Student at the South Asia Economic Forum 2015. Credit: World Bank You don’t have to be a number-cruncher to enjoy this challenge: 1, 5, 200, and 2, 800, 000. Close your eyes…

Delilah Liu, Sanjay Kathuria |

Cranes in Bangladesh Harbor. Credit: Eric Nora / The World BankThis blog is part of the series #OneSouthAsia exploring how South Asia can become a more integrated, thus more economically dynamic…

Annette Dixon |