In the MENA region, the demand for broadband services and data has increased significantly during the pandemic.
As the region recovers from the economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green'.
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.
Today, the world is seeing an unprecedented freeze on work and production, a repercussion of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures taken to confine it.
If there is a single lesson to draw from the pandemic, it is that transparency in public information can save lives and improve economic outcomes, by enhancing societal trust in the state.
The deadly COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.
Open source software can help improve government efficiency and transparency while speeding up innovation in the public sector. GovTech nations, such as Singapore, are using open source solutions…
On any rational cost-benefit basis, investing in preparedness, whether for pandemics or natural hazards, is possibly one of the best investments any country can make. A dollar spent on…
World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…