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 |

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 |

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 |

While staying home prevented them from contracting coronavirus, survivors of gender based violence (GBV) faced a different kind of ‘shadow pandemic’.

Jaya Sharma |

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 |