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

Trishna Thapa |

Animal disease control through vaccination is the most cost-effective way to reduce disease incidence and minimize economic losses. Bangladesh government efforts to step up animal vaccination is…

Marimuthu Swaminathan, Izabela Leao, Samina Yasmin |

The Bangladesh government and the World Bank are activating a $96 million emergency response to protect livelihoods of the most vulnerable families that operate in the livestock sector. The funds…

Christian Berger, Willem Janssen |

An innovative solution is helping rural farming communities in Bangladesh use technology to maintain food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iftikhar Mostafa |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

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 we address pandemic-related food security in the region, this is a good time to revisit important lessons learned from the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative.

Cecile Fruman, Yinan Zhang |

Sustainable agriculture has the potential to ensure higher and more inclusive growth, reduce Bhutan’s food imports, and help combat malnutrition, which affects children under the age of five…

Tenzin Lhaden |