A look back at South Asia’s year in 10 blogs. These blogs spotlight stories of resilience and innovation, and explore issues critical to the region such as air pollution, climate change, women’s…

Adnan Siddiqi, Trishna Thapa |

The World Bank-supported JEEViKA program in rural Bihar has improved women's nutrition awareness through self-help groups, notably benefiting children's health. The transformation…

Deepika Anand, Mohammad Anas, Raj Ganguly |

South Asia is the fastest growing region in the world. The region can chart a path towards growth that is sustainable by greening its infrastructure, creating jobs, and making its economies and…

Martin Raiser |

As women come up with more and more innovative digital solutions, Bangladesh needs to bridge the digital gender gap that exists. Discover how initiatives like the 'Digital Innovation…

Sabah Moyeen |

COVID-19 has been a global catastrophe killing millions, damaging economies, and impairing human development. Yet, the pandemic has also been a catalyst for much needed health system reform,…

Aparnaa Somanathan, Trina Haque, Feng Zhao |

In the summer of 2022, unusually intense monsoon rains – exacerbated by climate change - caused a super flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, affecting some 33 million people. While all four…

Anne T. Kuriakose, Thomas Kerr |

A tumultuous year of deep uncertainty brought on by multiple overlapping crises in which South Asia was hit by a series of unprecedented shocks. Here's a look back at 2022 in 10 blogs.

Adnan Siddiqi |

In Bangladesh, expanding the road safety discourse is a necessary imperative for higher economic growth and female labor force participation.

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Erisha Suwal, Wei Yan |

Building on our cooperation with the City of Chennai and its Gender and Policy Lab, the World Bank sought to better understand the challenges women face while using public transport in towns and…

Mitali Nikore, Gerald Ollivier |

The government of Bangladesh disaggregates the country's 64 districts into six ecological zones based on hydrological characteristics and climate risks. This plan deems 58 districts to be “…

Wameq Azfar Raza, Keiko Inoue |