A World Bank report provides new evidence of how black carbon compounds the effects of climate change to accelerate the melting of the glaciers of the Himalayas.

Muthukumara Mani |

As the threat of climate change and rising sea levels looms large, proper planning and management of the Bangladesh delta is critical to the country’s economic growth and development.

John Roome |

On World Environment Day, let’s continue to move forward in fresh, new ways with the help of our partners and our passionate youth to tackle plastic pollution.

Mercy Tembon |

The region is the world’s second largest contributor of solid waste —334 million tons annually-- and is also on track to be the fastest growing contributor to plastic pollution over the next two...

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

Good Neighbours series spotlights successful examples of regional cooperation in South Asia and demonstrates how people-to-people activities advance regionalism. Research guides this World Bank’s...

Mandakini Kaul, Nikita Singla |

Seamless transport integration and strong cross-border transport will make it easier to import and export goods between India and Bangladesh, boosting the income of people near and far.

Cecile Fruman, Matias Herrera Dappe, Charles Kunaka |

Six years on, Nepal’s post-earthquake housing reconstruction is nearly complete. Ninety-two percent of the targeted population is on track to move in refurbished and resilient houses.

Sulochana Nepali |

A bold energy venture is about to improve access to sustainable electricity in Afghanistan and raise the living standards of thousands of Afghans.

Christopher James Wahoff |

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and loss of biodiversity. In 2021, the world needs to hear a united voice from South Asia at the multilateral conferences in...

Shyam Saran |

To help students deal with the adverse impacts of school closures, the Government of Bangladesh introduced remote learning. A World Bank study finds that access to these alternative learning...

Tashmina Rahman, Ramim Ahmed |