Nurses in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank [[tweetable]]Today on World Health Day, we can say with confidence that Sri Lanka’s healthcare system has delivered on many of its promises.[[/tweetable]]…

Deepika Attygalle |

[[tweetable]]South Asia has grown strongly to reduce poverty and create jobs, but the region remains a development paradox[[/tweetable]]: Despite strong growth job creation remains weak and is…

Hartwig Schafer, Deborah Greenfield |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

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 |

The recently launched Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal is a one stop shop for traders. Photo Credit: Joe Qian/World Bank Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly…

Marcus Bartley Johns, Dinesha Nilakshi Samaranayake |

The simple answer is yes—with a little help from the Infrastructure Prioritization Framework developed by the World Bank.  Experts can make decisions based on remarkably few pieces of information…

Aditi Raina |

Women in Sri Lanka routinely experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Some have been denied promotions, been paid less than their male peers, and sexually harassed at work We have a strict ‘…

Seshika Fernando |

South Asia has enjoyed a growth rate of 6 percent a year over the past 20 years. This has translated into declining poverty and improvements in health and education. While worthy of celebration as…

Annette Dixon, Joe Qian |

  Starting today, March 8, we at the World Bank are embarking on a year-long effort to rally the government, our development partners, the private sector and the public to see how we can really…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

While the number of Sri Lankans living under the poverty line has decreased tremendously, many still live right above it and can fall back into extreme poverty if they experience a shock such as a…

Ralph van Doorn |