Around 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to live with some form of disability, and for 185 million of those, they are severe enough that they have serious difficulty functioning. As the...

Maninder Gill |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to...

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Your name is Sarah. You live in New York, or perhaps Nairobi, where you divide your time between caring for your young family and building a small business. Your life is more comfortable than your...

Caren Grown |

Dr. Denis Medvedev, the World Bank Group’s Senior Country Economist, spoke at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta on the Next Wave of Economic Reforms in India on 20th November, this year...

Varun Sridharan |

For the first time in history, all South Asian leaders were invited to the newly elected Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony,  May 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa/Flickr.   I’m on my...

Sanjay Kathuria, Delilah Liu |

4 Will You Take On... Take On Extreme Poverty 2:11 / 2:11 Poverty and Hardship in the PacificWorld Bank1:02:02 Rwanda: A Model for Building Strong Safety NetsWorld Bank4:32 My New Life: Primary...

Maleele Choongo |

“I lost my home and everything in it when the heavens fell on us in June last year, ” said Usha Devi.  She was one of 3, 000 or so people living in the high valleys of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand...

Deepak Malik |

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does.” - Nelson Mandela Even though I didn’t grow up watching football, admittedly I’ve developed an...

Pabsy Pabalan |

Sewing Floor, Armana Apparels, Dhaka. Photo: Shobha Shetty Contradictory trends in female labor force participation in South Asia continue to pose a puzzle for policymakers. On the one hand,...

Shobha Shetty |