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 |

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 |

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 |

Survey findings show that the services delivered through the POSHAN Abhiyaan were associated with improved nutrition behaviors, helping lay a strong foundation for improving nutrition.

Deepika Chaudhery, Chris Andersen, Rahul Pandey, Deepali Hariprasad, Mohini Kak |

BETI is World Bank’s pilot in the area of digital financial inclusion to help micro-level women entrepreneurs learn how to use mobile-based solutions to improve their bookkeeping, better manage…

Tushar Arora, Karthik Laxman, Sharmista Appaya |

The World Bank, the Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development, BRAC, BOMA, Jeevika, and India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission come together to share the learnings from Bangladesh,…

Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Anna O'Donnell |