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

Trishna Thapa |

The World Bank Group's 2020 Human Capital Index reminds us that much still needs to be to done to strengthen human development outcomes such as health and education.

Hartwig Schafer |

Maldives is harnessing digital technology to ensure all children across the country continue learning.

Shobhana Sosale, Harsha Aturupane, Cristian Aedo |

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

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

Inspired by the South Asia WePOWER network, Kinley Wangmo is working to create awareness and encourage women to participate in STEM subjects and pursue a career in the energy sector in Bhutan.

Yukari Shibuya |

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to widen the digital divide between men and women, which has become a significant hurdle to gender equality. To address this, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Boutheina Guermazi |

تفرض جائحة كورونا (COVID–19) اختيارات صعبة، على المدى القصير، بين الصحة والبيئة، وتضع على المحك أول مبدئين من المبادئ الثلاثة لاستراتيجيات الوقاية من الملوثات البلاستيكية المتمثلة في الحد من…

غريغورس بيشكو |

The key hygiene issues arise at the consumption stage and downstream, during collection and sorting of plastic waste before recycling.

Grzegorz Peszko |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |