The converging technology revolution has the potential to build and protect human capital through improved service delivery; create jobs and innovation; and empower human capital through inclusion...

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Sajitha Bashir, Klaus Tilmes, Naoto Kanehira |

To address gender inequalities in the WASH sector, the Government of Bangladesh and the World initiated the Bangladesh Rural WASH for Human Capital Development

Talajeh Livani, Rokeya Ahmed, Shazia Omar Ahmed |

South Asia has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Countries need to prepare for future shock and re-envision the delivery of essential services such as health, education, and social protection...

Hartwig Schafer |

Having hovered around 10 percent for over 20 years, female labor force participation (FLFP) in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. To investigate why, our teams met with groups of...

Silvia Redaelli, Noor Rahman |

South Asia is one of the regions’ most vulnerable to the impacts of climate-induced extremes. A new publication "Inclusive Resilience: Inclusion Matters for Resilience in South Asia"...

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez |

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 |

In Sri Lanka, providing affordable childcare services and improving women’s labor force participation are mutually reinforcing, especially as the country prepares its post-COVID-19 recovery...

Sangeeta Dey, Shobhana Sosale |

The pandemic has propelled women entrepreneurs into the digital economy which has allowed them to reach across national boundaries to establish partnerships and target new customers, overcoming...

Cecile Fruman |

Women in Bangladesh are leading in every field from the grassroots to the top, private to public, and finding their voices at the family, community, or national levels.

Mercy Tembon |

IARCSC has hired nearly 80,000 civil servants, of whom 13,408 are female, leading to a significant rise in female employees in the civil service workforce.

Gaisu Yari, Hartwig Schafer |