To help students deal with the adverse impacts of school closures, the Government of Bangladesh introduced remote learning. A World Bank study finds that access to these alternative learning…

Tashmina Rahman, Ramim Ahmed |

The Indian Ocean offers tremendous opportunities and some challenges for the island, coastal, and inland nations of South Asia and beyond.

Prasad Kariyawasam |

South Asia is one of the regions’ most vulnerable to the impacts of climate-induced extremes. A new publication "Inclusive Resilience: Inclusion Matters for Resilience in South Asia"…

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez |

With the help of technology and World Bank support, the Bangladesh government was able to immediately give out emergency cash transfers to 400,000 vulnerable farmers during the pandemic.

Elma Zahir, Wesley De Witt, Eun Joo Allison Yi, Christian Berger |

South Asia is the second largest contributor to global plastic waste. How are the countries of South Asia coming together to beat marine plastic pollution?

Cecile Fruman, John Roome, Pawan Patil |

Remote work has changed our mindsets on the future of work across all layers of society. Countries, public institutions, and businesses will have to address multiple challenges in preparing for…

Samia Melhem, Andrea Carugati, Astrid Herdis Jacobsen, Joseph El-Cassabgui, Tala Khanji, Zaki Khoury |

Hear from three prominent women leaders from South Asia who have charted a path toward a more gender-equal world.

Subina Shrestha, Tehreem Saifey Ford, Erisha Suwal |

Road crashes among youth are a serious threat to development endeavors. Road traffic injuries place an enormous burden on economic growth and health care systems, especially in countries where…

Dinesh Thapa |

In Sri Lanka, providing affordable childcare services and improving women’s labor force participation are mutually reinforcing, especially as the country prepares its post-COVID-19 recovery…

Sangeeta Dey, Shobhana Sosale |

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Eurasian nations were better prepared than others to respond to the crisis and ensure the delivery of essential public services. This blog post discusses…

Oleg Petrov, Rafal Rohozinski, Anatoly Motkin |