Whether it happens in public spaces or the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of gender-based violence, inflicting harm and stress on its victims and limiting their career or education...

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Rohini P. Pande, Uzma Quresh |

In November 1970, Cyclone Bhola—the world's deadliest tropical cyclone on record—made landfall and devastated Bangladesh's coastline. Fifty years later, the country has become a leader...

Swarna Kazi |

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in South Asia, reversing years of hard-won development and economic gains, it is more necessary than ever to think consciously about the future of transport and...

Hartwig Schafer |

Animal disease control through vaccination is the most cost-effective way to reduce disease incidence and minimize economic losses. Bangladesh government efforts to step up animal vaccination is...

Marimuthu Swaminathan, Izabela Leao, Samina Yasmin |

In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up...

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has improved its human capital. Child and maternal mortality reduced, the rate of stunting for children under 5 dropped from 43 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in...

Mercy Tembon |

The World Bank's recently-updated approach to help South Asian nations work together to cope with COVID-19 and unlock new opportunities for growth focuses on resilience, economic connectivity...

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

WePOWER's partnership with the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board resulted in increased participation of BREB's women employees.

Tanuja Bhattacharjee, Tehreem Saifey |

The World Bank Group's 2020 Human Capital Index reminds us that much still needs to be to done to strengthen human development outcomes such as health and education.

Hartwig Schafer |

The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) is setting protocols for staggered work at congested locations, checking and quarantining labor and supplies, sanitizing work sites, and more.

Sanjeev Moholkar, Gopalaswamy Srihari |