The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

Andy Kotikula, Diana J. Arango |

Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and…

Priti Kumar, Abhishek Gupta |

On November 1-3, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the World Bank organized a workshop in Delhi to discuss forest fire prevention and management.  The…

Alfredo Nolasco Morales |

Daily chores of rural women in Himachal Pradesh. Photo Credit: Michael Foley on Flickr Creative Commons

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

  Blog #1: Five key drivers of reducing poverty in India India is uniquely placed to drive global poverty reduction. The country is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well…

Onno Ruhl, Ana Revenga |

“Smart city” has become a buzzword in India ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined his vision for creating a series (a hundred, to be exact) of them. Since then, there have been many…

Jon Kher Kaw |

Historically, cities and civilizations have flourished along water bodies, which not only served as important transportation corridors to spur economic activity and trade, but also as prominent…

Parul Agarwala |

On Nov. 7, 2012, a motorboat carrying 110 illegal immigrants heading for Malaysia capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s southeastern border with Myanmar. This tragedy came less than…

Zahid Hussain |

Introduction by Kalpana Kochhar, chief economist of the South Asia Region This summer, I wrote about keeping India’s promise alive and realizing its great potential. As I said then, energy reforms…

Ashish Khanna, Jyoti Shukla |

When thinking about development, I always look for opportunities for cross learning between regions. Having lived in and traveled extensively in East Asia and having worked in the South Asia…

Joe Qian |