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 |

Today's job market post looks at how the NREGA program, by making farm labor more expensive, has led to more crop-burning.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

في الفترة بين عامي 2000 و 2017، شهد العالم تراجع عدد الأشخاص الذين يتغوَّطون في العراء بواقع النصف تقريبا، وذلك من 1.3 مليار شخص إلى حوالي 670 مليونا. وفي الهند، تراجع عدد من يتغوَّطون في العراء...

هارونا كاشيواس |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

La defecación al aire libre es la práctica de las personas de defecar en lugares abiertos, como en las alcantarillas de las calles, detrás de arbustos o en masas de agua.

Haruna Kashiwase |

Liberia strived to enhance the capacity of its national statistical system so it could track the progress of the country’s development. In making an effort to improve the capacity of its...

Sun Hwa Song, Masako Hiraga |

廃棄物管理の新しい取組み:いかに廃棄物を削減しながら経済成長を実現するか

Sameh Wahba, Silpa Kaza, Kremena M. Ionkova |

According to the World Bank’s What a Waste 2.0 report, waste generation is expected to grow by 70% by 2050, while our global population is expected to grow at less than half of that rate.

Sameh Wahba, Silpa Kaza, Kremena M. Ionkova |

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 |