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 |

The blog presents six charts related to the 2019 Commodity Markets Outlook.

John Baffes, Peter Nagle |

Energy commodity prices dropped nearly 4% in October, led by crude oil (-4.6%) and Natural gas in the U.S. (-10%), the World Bank Pink Sheet reported.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Transport can play an important role in conflict mitigation and securing peace by connecting at-risk populations, and rebuilding social cohesion by better integrating marginalized communities.

Guangzhe CHEN, Franck Bousquet |

The global forecast for oil production in 2019 has been repeatedly revised downward over the last year and a half amid weakening demand for oil. 

Donna Barne, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

In the last twenty years, the dynamics of fragility, conflict and crises around the world have become more complex. Violent conflict has become increasingly transnational and protracted. To meet…

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

According to the latest available purchasing power parity (PPP) data, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) in PPP terms overtook the USA’s in 2013, and now accounts for nearly 19% of the global…

Edie Purdie |

World Bank and UNHCR: Using open data to drive evidence-based responses to support refugees and their hosts

Björn Gillsäter |

In countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, the private sector plays a critical role in providing jobs and income. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can also help heal…

Martin Spicer, Franck Bousquet |