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 |

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work…

Divya Gupta, Vinita Ranade |

Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank In 2001, only one million Afghan children attended school–none of them girls. [[tweetable]]Today, over 8.5 million students attend school–over 40% of…

Hartwig Schafer |

Doing Business Better in Afghanistan [[tweetable]]Despite a volatile business environment, Afghanistan has made gains to improve the ease of doing business in the country[[/tweetable]]. These…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

Primary school students are attending their class in northern Balkh Province. Photo credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Today, the World Bank Group released the first Human Capital Index (HCI), a…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

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 |

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 |

The APMG PPP Certification Program enables participants to take their skills to the next level, and the Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) credential is a means to officially convey that expertise…

Abdul Nafi Sarwari |

The NATEJA project supports entrepreneurs like Nooria to start new business. "With support from NATEJA, we were able to purchase the required equipment and raw material to weave the carpets…

Pratap Sinha, Fatima Kashefi |