South Asia’s tourism heavy nations are well poised to take advantage of new services and digital technologies along with a new-found need for wellness post-pandemic, to boost their economies.

Yi (Claire) Li, Valerie Mercer-Blackman |

Change is brewing in Nepal Amma Café in Lumbini is breaking ground by initiating some much-needed change.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

From plastic pollution to remittance flows, climate change to digital technology, human capital to road safety, we look back at the past year and highlight some of the most popular blogs from 2021…

Trishna Thapa |

The pandemic-induced lifestyle changes will exacerbate the already acute plastics waste challenges in South Asia unless urgent action is taken.

Monika Kumar, Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |

The number of GBV incidents in Pakistan is alarming and there is no quick fix to improve the situation. However, with continued focus on engaging communities to prevent violence and strengthen…

Uzma Quresh, Tanya D'Lima, Ahmad Shah Durrani |

While countries should take advantage of the apparel industry to bring more women in the labor force, they also need policies to tackle barriers that prevent women from pursuing careers.

Stacey Frederick, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara |

Even though services contribute immensely to other sectors all over the world, including manufacturing, they are continually underappreciated when calculating growth and productivity.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman |