World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
Globally, transport emits 23% of all energy-related greenhouse gases (GHG) while urban transport accounts for up to 60% of urban GHG emissions.
Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…
We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.
“Resilient users” are individuals, households, and communities that are constantly devising new ways to cope with lack of infrastructure.
Migrants and refugees face the same limitations to basic infrastructure and other government services long endured by local communities.
The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…
A new online platform allows users to assess water demand from various sectors, harness it from every possible source, and plan its use judiciously across India.
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.