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 |

From this visit to Huimin, it is clear that e-commerce has brought new opportunities to China’s countryside. It has catalyzed local entrepreneurship, brought some migrants back home, reuniting…

Martin Raiser, Xubei Luo |

Bhutan as South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country- with a growth rate of 5.7 percent per year. As of 2017, 37.9 percent of Bhutan’s total population lived in urban areas.

David Mason |

As heatwaves intensify, life for many South Asians will change. While this change may not be fully reversible, with appropriate policy and action, it can be managed to ease its impact.

Muthukumara Mani, Gulrez Shah Azhar |

A new World Bank study concludes that the Belt and Road transport corridors could substantially improve trade, foreign investment, and living conditions for citizens in participating countries—but…

Martin Raiser, Michele Ruta |