Ministers and delegates from around the world gather in Stockholm to discuss road safety initiatives, share lessons from the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and...

Hartwig Schafer |

With the help of Nepal’s Office of the Auditor General (OAG), which is supported by the World Bank, local citizens are taking back control and enforcing rule of law to defend Nepal’s Fewa Lake, an...

Franck Bessette, Anjalee Thakali |

В Центральной Азии около 22 млн человек, а это более трети населения региона, до сих пор не имеют доступа к безопасному для здоровья источнику воды. Большинство из них – сельские жители.

Lilia Burunciuc |

Can greater regional integration, knowledge exchange programs and cross-border trade, improve economic opportunity and livelihood for the poor, and empower women at the same time? With the right...

Nasirra Ahsan |

Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019 amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Five charts illustrate...

Temel Taskin |

Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration....

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address...

Lilia Burunciuc |

With climate change, extreme events are expected to be the “new normal” for many small island developing states. It will take coordination and action from multiple stakeholders to effectively...

Joaquin Toro, Kerri Cox |

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 |