Whether it happens in public spaces or the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of gender-based violence, inflicting harm and stress on its victims and limiting their career or education...

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Rohini P. Pande, Uzma Quresh |

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in South Asia, reversing years of hard-won development and economic gains, it is more necessary than ever to think consciously about the future of transport and...

Hartwig Schafer |

Nepal identified its second COVID-19 case on March 24 and immediately went into lockdown. Since then, the government has committed to boosting testing to curb the virus' transmission.

Manav Bhattarai, Kari L. Hurt |

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 |

While Nepal's mountainous terrain offers prospects for tourism, landslides pose a significant challenge to communities.

Faris Hadad-Zervos, John Roome |

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 Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) is setting protocols for staggered work at congested locations, checking and quarantining labor and supplies, sanitizing work sites, and more.

Sanjeev Moholkar, Gopalaswamy Srihari |

The strict lockdown imposed by the Government of India on March 24 brought most economic activity to a hard stop. The extent to which the economy would be able to bounce back following re-opening...

Alreena Renita Pinto, Aditi Bhowmick, Raghav Kapoor Adlakha |

Find out how in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Nepal and most of the world was in an extended lockdown, a group of young people used data to help their communities.

Liza Maharjan, Avinashi Paudel |

Today, while millions of lives and livelihoods have been severely impacted by the pandemic, women from minority communities across India are supporting themselves thanks to the Nai Manzil skills...

Marguerite Clarke, Pradyumna Bhattacharjee |