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 |

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 |

As COP26 ends with a much-debated final Glasgow Climate Pact, the discussions on progress and implementation are underway. As we roll out the implementation of the World Bank Group’s South Asia…

Abhas Jha |

A native of of Visakhapatnam on India’s southeastern coast, Pavani has witnessed the dramatic changes foreign investment can bring. She was the first employee hired in 2008 when Sri Lankan firm…

Sanjay Kathuria, Ravindra A. Yatawara, Xiao'ou Zhu |