These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

Trishna Thapa |

Niranjala’s husband started physically abusing her soon after they got married. It got worse after their first child. When she was about to file for a divorce, the pandemic struck.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

In a patriarchal society like mine, girls are undervalued, even before their birth. That’s why I decided to focus my efforts on enhancing the status and role of girls and women in my society.

Mariam Torosyan |

Հայրիշխանական հասարակությունում, ինչպիսին մերն է, աղջիկները թերագնահատված են, անգամ մինչև ծնվելը։ Ահա թե ինչու որոշեցի ջանքերս ուղղել իմ հասարակությունում աղջիկների ու կանանց կարգավիճակն ու դերը...

Mariam Torosyan |

Epidemics and pandemics have large impacts on human life and livelihoods. During a pandemic, governments typically intervene to slow its spread, as well as to mitigate the economic impact and...

Robert C M Beyer, Tarun Jain, Sonalika Sinha |

For some women in Bhutan, COVID-19 has shown that their home is a dangerous place to be. The pandemic has exacerbated economic pressures and worsened tensions at home, often leading to increased...

Tenzin Lhaden |

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 |

How data and digitalization are key to effective water sector performance and World Bank collaboration in the Danube Region

Raimund Mair, Kathia Havens, Alex Lazar |

Ещё до пандемии вероятность владения мобильным телефоном для женщин в странах с низким и средним уровнем доходов была на 8 процентов ниже, чем для мужчин.

Mari Elka Pangestu, Mats Granryd |