Over the past decade, Bangladesh has improved its human capital. Child and maternal mortality reduced, the rate of stunting for children under 5 dropped from 43 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in…

Mercy Tembon |

For the Central Asia region, which is so commodity and remittance dependent, economic output will likely contract by 1.7 percent in 2020, according to the latest Economic Update for Europe and…

Lilia Burunciuc, Ivailo Izvorski |

Through their renewed road safety partnership, the World Bank and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to save an additional 600,000 lives on the road, and prevent up to 22 million injuries.

Giannina Raffo, Alina Florentina Burlacu, Monjurul Hoque Mohammod Arif Uddin, Juan Miguel Velásquez |

Hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade are at risk as essential services and household incomes crumble.

Mamta Murthi |

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the arts and culture sector around the world. With museums, cultural institutions, World Heritage Sites, and other historic monuments closed,…

Sameh Wahba, Ernesto Ottone R, Rana Amirtahmasebi |

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many vulnerabilities in health care systems across South Asian countries, including Bangladesh. As we respond to and learn from this crisis, it presents an…

Md Rafi Hossain, Shakil Ahmed |

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 |

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 |

In the time of COVID-19 lockdowns, do lower-income households stay at home for as long as higher-income ones?

Samuel Paul Fraiberger, Nicholas Jones, Nancy Lozano Gracia |

Indonesia’s education technology during COVID-19 and beyond

Noah Yarrow, Riaz Bhardwaj |