The Metro Cable in Medellin has facilitated greater access to mobility, services, and opportunities through connecting poorer neighborhoods with facilities and services throughout the city. Joe…

Sangmoo Kim, Joe Qian |

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 |

The smog over Delhi. Photo credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier / Creative Commons Urbanization provides the countries of South Asia with the opportunity to transform their economies to join the…

Mark Roberts, Urvashi Narain |

Afghan woman in factory. Credit: World Bank Need to know how sustained infrastructure investments could boost Bangladesh’s economy? How the delay in implementing key reforms on the domestic front…

Alexander Ferguson |

Aerial view of Dhaka South Asia’s urbanization has been described as “messy, hidden and underleveraged." A lot has to do with how South Asian countries manage their cities’ spatial…

Jon Kher Kaw |

Mortijheel Commercial area Photo credit: Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan South Asia can become a powerful locomotive of global development but it could just as easily regress into becoming the crucible for…

Tariq Karim |

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 |

South Asia is not fully realizing the potential of its cities for prosperity and livability, and, according to a new report by The World Bank, a big reason is that its urbanization has been both…

Mark Roberts |

Bangladesh Women in Garment Factory. Credit: World Bank ​This blog is part of the series #OneSouthAsia exploring how South Asia can become a more integrated, thus more economically dynamic region…

Sanjay Kathuria |

The World Bank is working toward two incredibly ambitious goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and ensuring shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in each developing country. To…

Elizabeth Howton |