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…

Hartwig Schafer |

Ranking third globally, South Asia generates a staggering 334 million metric tons of solid waste every year, and most of it is plastic that ends up in the ocean. But the region is also at the…

Hartwig Schafer |

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 |

South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or…

Ditte Fallesen, Haris Khan, Ahsan Tehsin, Atishay Abbhi |

Fully applying the principles of sustainable forest management to Bhutan’s production forests and modernizing the sector could significantly increase productivity and improve ecological resilience…

Mercy Tembon |

Building up a common regional brand identity is paramount to the success of Himalayan large cardamom, and it can also help secure the livelihoods of the women home-based workers who nurture and…

Navya D’Souza |

Identifier des moulins de riz capables d’agir comme catalyseurs pour augmenter la production de riz paddy de qualité provenant des petits producteurs, est un des premiers défis dans le…

Eric Levoy, Dotianga Konate |

経済成長には社会を変革し、繁栄を加速させ、人々に豊かな生活をもたらす力があります。しかし、経済成長の恩恵を社会の最も貧しい人々に届けるためには、雇用の数と質を高めることが欠かせません。

Akihiko Nishio |

A vibrant private sector is a powerful driver of jobs and can underpin sustainable economic growth, fueling innovation and poverty reduction.

Akihiko Nishio |

Un secteur privé dynamique est un puissant moteur de création d’emplois et l’un des fondements d’une croissance économique durable, un vecteur d’innovation et de réduction de la pauvreté.

Akihiko Nishio |