How has the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing school closures impacted Pakistan? We are tracking the learning loss that has accumulated in the country and how the crisis affects schools and...

Koen Geven, Amer Hasan, Cristian Aedo |

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 |

To enhance its resilience to natural disasters and sustain inclusive growth, Pakistan will need to assess seismic vulnerabilities, identify high-risk structures, and implement comprehensive...

Ella Kim, Bilal Khalid, Elif Ayhan, Ahsan Tehsin |

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 |

Find out how the World Bank's Pakistan Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project has been a game changer.

Toru Konishi |

The time to act is now, for Pakistan to take its place with the countries that have transformed within a single generation.

Illango Patchamuthu |

South Asia’s tourism industry has lost more than 10 million jobs and $52 billion in GDP to COVID-19; rebuilding it after such a staggering blow won’t be easy.

Hartwig Schafer |

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 |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage...

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

Maldives is harnessing digital technology to ensure all children across the country continue learning.

Shobhana Sosale, Harsha Aturupane, Cristian Aedo |