While the poor have suffered severely during the crisis, many informal workers in the middle of the income distribution also experienced a large drop in earnings.
In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up…
The World Bank's recently-updated approach to help South Asian nations work together to cope with COVID-19 and unlock new opportunities for growth focuses on resilience, economic connectivity…
To enhance its resilience to natural disasters and sustain inclusive growth, Pakistan will need to assess seismic vulnerabilities, identify high-risk structures, and implement comprehensive…
Paper-heavy trade processes are complex, frequently delay border clearance, provide opportunities for rent seeking, and act as a costly impediment to the private sector.
The time to act is now, for Pakistan to take its place with the countries that have transformed within a single generation.
South Asia’s tourism industry has lost more than 10 million jobs and $52 billion in GDP to COVID-19; rebuilding it after such a staggering blow won’t be easy.
Bangladesh is often mooted as a regional logistics and transit hub and a bridge between South and Southeast Asia. Now, this ambition may become a reality in the country’s western region
As the ‘Great Lockdown’ emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, and its exports have been hit hard.
As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.