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 Bangladesh government and the World Bank are activating a $96 million emergency response to protect livelihoods of the most vulnerable families that operate in the livestock sector. The funds...

Christian Berger, Willem Janssen |

An innovative solution is helping rural farming communities in Bangladesh use technology to maintain food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iftikhar Mostafa |

Paper-heavy trade processes are complex, frequently delay border clearance, provide opportunities for rent seeking, and act as a costly impediment to the private sector.

Erik Nora, Satya Prasad Sahu, Ivan Peterson |

To ensure that the Sri Lanka Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project was inclusive, we listened to the voices of diverse women, especially those in areas where poverty rates are high and...

Aroha Bahuguna |

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 |