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.
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.
Maldives is harnessing digital technology to ensure all children across the country continue learning.
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…
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…
South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.
As the ‘Great Lockdown’ emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, and its exports have been hit hard.
As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.
As it fights the coronavirus (COVID-19), Pakistan needs to develop economic and social policies that address the specific needs of women.
The Punjab Agriculture Marketing Regulatory Authority Act 2020 (PAMRA Act) is transforming a century old law. It comes at a time when COVID-19 is disrupting socio economic activities. The PAMRA…