In 2019, road deaths in Tamil Nadu fell to 10,000, a reduction of over 25 percent. What important lessons on road safety can other Indian states learn from Tamil Nadu’s successful experience? 

James Markland, Dipan Bose, Dominic S. Haazen |

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, mangroves emerged as one of the unlikely stars that could avert the worst impacts of such disasters. Restoring India’s mangroves is the way forward for…

Peeyush Sekhsaria |

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

Trishna Thapa |

COVID-19 has put Indian children at even higher risk of extreme poverty and malnutrition. At the same time, the lockdowns have increased the time fathers spend at home. In this new reality, how…

Anurag Banerjee, Piya Bhalla, Sayan Kundu, Ellen Moscoe |

Afghanistan's power utility has achieved success in increasing gender equality in the organization. In 2018, it launched a new internship program to provide better opportunities for recent…

Yukari Shibuya |

د افغانستان برشنا شرکت در ماه نوامبر سال 2018 یک برنامه کار آموزی را به منظور فراهم سازی فرصت های بهتر دستیابی به تجارب حرفه ای و کسب مهارت های جدید (به شمول بخش انجینیری) به آن عده از کسانی که…

Yukari Shibuya |

د افغانستان برېښنا شرکت د ۲۰۱۸ کال په نومبر میاشت کې مسلکي تجربو ته د لاښه لاسرسي او د نویو مهارتونو(د انجینیرۍ څانګې په شمول) د ترلاسه کولو په موخه د هغو کسانو چې تازه فارغ شوي وي، په ځانګړې توګه…

Yukari Shibuya |

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.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma, Hans Timmer |

For some women in Bhutan, COVID-19 has shown that their home is a dangerous place to be. The pandemic has exacerbated economic pressures and worsened tensions at home, often leading to increased…

Tenzin Lhaden |

Delhi and the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR) are often the focus of media reports on air quality, but poor air quality is a concern across the country, as noted in a recent World Bank…

John Roome |