The World Bank Group's 2020 Human Capital Index reminds us that much still needs to be to done to strengthen human development outcomes such as health and education.

Hartwig Schafer |

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.

Hartwig Schafer |

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 |

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

Rajesh Rohatgi, Erik Nora, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |

COVID-19 has hit hard lives and economies across South Asia. The World Bank is responding rapidly, helping governments buy vital protective equipment and medical supplies, provide learning to…

Hartwig Schafer |

As planning for recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 begins, the big question is what form this new economy might take?

Urvashi Narain, Hasita Bhammar |

Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but…

Deepa Rai |

The unprecedented crisis posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) will mean that South Asia might experience its worst economic performance in 40 years, with at least half its countries falling into a…

Hans Timmer, Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Robert C M Beyer |

As it continues to spread, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is triggering an economic fallout that will drive millions into poverty and further increase inequality. We are fighting back.

Hartwig Schafer |

Несмотря на то, что мои регулярные поездки в Южную Азию практически прекратились, я никогда не чувствовал себя более связанным с этим регионом. Мне каждый день напоминают о том, что…

Hartwig Schafer |