How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

Sub-Saharan Africa began reporting some of its first cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in late February 2020. By March 2, Senegal had confirmed the arrival of the virus. Since then, the virus…

Lucienne M’Baïpor, Ishanlosen Odiaua, Najat Yamouri |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

Inspired by the South Asia WePOWER network, Kinley Wangmo is working to create awareness and encourage women to participate in STEM subjects and pursue a career in the energy sector in Bhutan.

Yukari Shibuya |

COVID-19 has hit hard lives and economies across South Asia. The World Bank is responding rapidly, helping governments buy vital protective equipment and medical supplies, provide learning to…

Hartwig Schafer |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

إننا نواجه أكبر أزمة للنزوح القسري على مستوى العالم منذ الحرب العالمية الثانية. فأكثر من 79 مليون شخص نزحوا قسرا عن ديارهم في شتَّى أنحاء العالم بسبب الصراع، منهم 26 مليون لاجئ، وذلك حسبما أظهرته…

أكسيل فان تروتسنبيرغ |

Ensuring better integration of refugees into host communities and longer-term investments in both refugees and their hosts.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

La charge qui incombe à ces pays d’accueil est considérable, croissante et exacerbée par la pandémie de COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Axel van Trotsenburg |