Local communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh have created awareness videos to encourage the consumption of nutritious foods, including indigenous foods, threatened by packaged…

Wasiur Rahman Tonmoy |

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, it marked the beginning of the world’s largest ever sanitation drive. Now, a 2017 survey by the Quality Council of…

Guangzhe Chen, Vinita Ranade |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

This is the third of a three-part series, Resilience in the of the Eye of the Storm, on how Bangladesh has become a leader in coastal resilience.   Over the years, Bangladesh has taken major…

Sameh Wahba, Swarna Kazi |

This is the second of a three-part series, "Resilience in the of the Eye of the Storm, " on how Bangladesh has become a leader in coastal resilience.   With a population of 160 million,…

Sameh Wahba, Swarna Kazi |

Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to flooding and climate change impacts. Photo Credit:  Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan/World Bank How can a country vulnerable to natural disasters…

Shilpa Banerji |

  New Zealand Map.  Photo Credit: Academia maps GeoAtlas When people think about New Zealand’s most famous son, Sir Edmund Hillary, they mostly think about the quiet Auckland bee-keeper who…

Annette Dixon |

Women in rural Bangladesh have made great strides in breaking through employment barriers in areas such as agriculture and garment manufacturing. However, their contributions are not always…

Naila Kabeer, Lopita Huq |

Considering Bangladesh’s lack of development and a predominantly rural context, it would have been difficult to imagine even a few years ago that an elderly widow living in a remote corner of this…

Anir Chowdhury |

Former refugee Jeyaranjini discusses community initiatives with her local project officer in northern Sri Lanka. Photo Credit: Joe Qian/World Bank Jeyaranjini lives near Kilinochchi in Northern…

Annette Dixon, Joe Qian |