Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019 amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Five charts illustrate…

Temel Taskin |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

Moving towards environmental sustainability is one of our key commitments to the Government of Pakistan and to ourselves, and so we decided to walk the talk. For the past year, the World Bank…

Syed Usman Javaid, Neha Ravail Khaliq |

Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong…

Silvia Redaelli |

Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong…

Tazeen Fasih, Yoonyoung Cho |

South Asian countries’ exports are only one-third of what they should be, had they mirrored the experience of economies with similar characteristics. Without further integration into global…

Hans Timmer |