E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.

Viviana Perego, Sanjay Kathuria, Arti Grover, Aaditya Mattoo, Pritam Banerjee |

India can unleash the economic potential of its North Eastern Region (NER) by focusing on reforms that will boost the region’s participation in regional and Global Value Chains.

Priya Mathur, Sanjay Kathuria |

Dhaka accounts for one-third of the Bangladesh’s total population, one-fifth of national GDP and one-third of all jobs. It is imperative for the country to translate the economic density of Dhaka…

John Roome, Annie Gapihan, Hyunji Lee |

Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

Andy Kotikula, Diana J. Arango |

. ټاکل شوې ده چې د ۲۰۲۰ زېږدیز کال په پای کې د افغانستان لپاره د نړۍوالو د مرستو موده تمامه شي، دا په داسې حال کې ده چې اوس مهال نړۍواله ټولنه له افغانستان سره د راتلونکو مرستو د چمتو کولو پر…

Henry G. Kerali |

Donors are currently considering future aid commitments as pledges made at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in 2016 due to expire at the end of 2020.

Henry G. Kerali |

قرار است معیاد کمک های مالی بین المللی برای افغانستان در اخیر سال ۲۰۲۰ میلادی پایان یابد، این در حالیست که در حال حاضر جامعه جهانی در مورد چگونگی ادامه کمک های شان به افغانستان در اینده بحث میکنند…

Henry G. Kerali |

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 |

The World Bank, together with DFID Nepal, has launched a Train the Trainers (T-O-T) program. Last summer, 82 participants took a 40-hour face-to-face training—the first phase of the program—to…

Nkechi Coker, Liza Maharjan |