As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.

John Roome |

The World Bank, Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization and global network, and the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme, an inter-governmental institution, launch an...

Hartwig Schafer, Cyrill Gutsch |

As South Asian governments fight to recover their coronavirus-ravaged economies, a new regional project will help make key sectors like agriculture and transport more resilient to shocks caused by...

Haris Khan, Atishay Abbhi, Keisuke Iyadomi |

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 |

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 |

World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.

Mandakini Kaul |

If the earth gets much hotter this century, life will get harder for most people across the world. But how much harder will it be for people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region...

Maria Sarraf |

Si la Terre se réchauffe trop au cours de ce siècle, la vie deviendra plus difficile pour la plupart des habitants de la planète. Mais dans quelle mesure sera-t-elle plus dure pour les personnes...

Maria Sarraf |

إذا ارتفعت درجة حرارة الأرض هذا القرن، فستصبح الحياة أصعب لمعظم الناس في العالم.  لكن ما حجم المصاعب التي ستواجهها منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي منطقة تُعرف بارتفاع درجة حرارتها وجفافها؟...

ماريا صراف |

También disponible en español e português It’s tempting to think that this is just another Earth Day – after all, it has been celebrated since 1970. But perhaps this year should be different, at...

Karin Erika Kemper |