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 |

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 |

Afghanistan's Ministry of Urban Development and Land (MUDL) has been improving land administration and promoting better access to registration services, especially for women.

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Mohammad Zia, Enrique Pantoja |

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 |