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 |

Air conditioning and refrigeration are essential, but contribute significantly to climate change. To address this, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is launching a new program to unlock…

Alzbeta Klein, William Sonneborn |

Plastic pollution in oceans a cause of concern amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with the increased use of single-use plastic.

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

Irrigation agencies around the world have continued to function despite challenging circumstances. However, there have been multiple shocks impacting service delivery.

Pieter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Svetlana Valieva |

As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.

John Roome |

The World Bank, Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization and global network, and the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme, an inter-governmental institution, launch an…

Hartwig Schafer, Cyrill Gutsch |

COVID-19 has prompted many cities to promote the use of cycling, which makes it easier for commuters to comply with social distancing rules. But bicycles have the potential to be much more than a…

Leszek J. Sibilski |

As South Asian governments fight to recover their coronavirus-ravaged economies, a new regional project will help make key sectors like agriculture and transport more resilient to shocks caused by…

Haris Khan, Atishay Abbhi, Keisuke Iyadomi |