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 |

Under the Citizens' Charter Program, thousands of Afghan women have seized the opportunity to shape the lives of millions of their fellow citizens by playing an active role in local...

Saleh Mohammad Samit, Muhammad Najib Amiri |

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 |

Afghanistan is facing a rapid increase in poverty and hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus. World Bank analysis suggests that Afghanistan's poverty rate may increase from 55 percent...

Hartwig Schafer |

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 |

Women’s low ownership of national identity documents is a critical gender gap in Afghanistan. The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Afghanistan, aims to reduce this gap.

Talajeh Livani, Sarah Haddock |

Despite this commendable progress, and notwithstanding the Afghan government’s commitment to improving human capital in recent years, Afghanistan still has long ways to go to realize its full...

Henry G. Kerali |

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

Faris Hadad-Zervos, John Roome |