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 |

Hear from three prominent women leaders from South Asia who have charted a path toward a more gender-equal world.

Subina Shrestha, Tehreem Saifey Ford, Erisha Suwal |

How did Bangladesh achieve a successful demographic transition by decreasing the total fertility rate – and what important lessons can its experience hold for other countries?

Trina Haque, Rifat Hasan, Hellen Wagura |

These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

Trishna Thapa |

In Nepal, children with disabilities face serious obstacles. Only about 50% of schools in Nepal are providing some form of remote teaching-learning support to children with disabilities.

Maya Sherpa, Cristian Aedo, Karthika Radhakrishnan-Nair |

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 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 |

At the start of this year, most universities in Bangladesh lacked basic learning management systems and digital infrastructure. Now the country has risen to the challenge making all teaching and...

Mokhlesur Rahman, Mustahsin-ul-Aziz , Shazia Omar Ahmed |

In the face of COVID-19, Somalia's education system has been scrambling to transition to online learning. The situation has created many challenges, but also a few unexpected opportunities....

Roku Fukui, Abdullahi Bihi Hussein |

COVID-19 has tested the limits of Nepal’s education system, and much progress remains to be made to improve children’s learning. But the pandemic has also revealed how quickly the country could...

Karthika Radhakrishnan-Nair, Cristian Aedo, Mohan Prasad Aryal, Maya Sherpa, Uttam Sharma |