South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate risks, and will require substantial resources to prepare for future disasters and build climate resilience. These considerations will…

Lazar Milivojevic |

If we continue to produce plastics at the current rate, the amount of plastic waste produced globally will cause species to die, damage entire ecosystems, and accelerate climate change. In South…

Pawan Patil, Natalya Stankevich, Nina Tsydenova |

South Asia, battered by three years of upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic and spillovers from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, faces a combination of good and bad news for its economies. On the…

Jiemin Ren, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

Digital technologies are reshaping economies, but women and girls are underrepresented in ICT education and careers. Learn how to break down barriers and support girls in becoming the ICT…

Hana Brixi, Mary Porter Peschka, Christine Zhenwei Qiang |

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 |

As the dust settles on the road to the Dawki Integrated Check Post (ICP) in Meghalaya, near the India-Bangladesh border, a winding queue of some 750 trucks can be seen lined up on the side. The…

Cecile Fruman |

Even though migration is critical to South Asia’s recovery and resilience to future shocks, the region faces several barriers in labor mobility, with high costs and frictions in credit and labor…

S. Amer Ahmed, Jean Nahrae Lee, Moritz Meyer |

A new World Bank study finds that collaboration across borders could slash the cost of tackling air pollution, while delivering better results

Martin Raiser |

The Maldives is a small island nation with a vibrant marine ecosystem and an abundance of marine protected areas. Sadly, it also stands out as particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate…

Aminath Shauna, Faris Hadad-Zervos |