There is now a huge window of opportunity for South Asia to create more apparel jobs, as rising wages in China compel buyers to look to other sourcing destinations.  Our new report – Stitches to…

Ritika D’Souza |

The Alliance and Accord have been working over the past three years with more than 1, 500 factories to help them meet new fire and building safety standards The China sourcing conundrum In…

Mark Jones, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Stitches to Riches? The Potential of Apparel Manufacturing in South Asia In the coming years and decades, China is expected to slowly relinquish its lead position in the global apparel market,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

  Blog #1: Five key drivers of reducing poverty in India India is uniquely placed to drive global poverty reduction. The country is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well…

Onno Ruhl, Ana Revenga |

Bus lift for persons with disabilities that I saw when I first arrived in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo Credit: Ride Metro Bus When I first visited the college town of Madison, Wisconsin (USA) in 2000…

Yoonyoung Cho |

There’s a lot of good news in the World Bank’s latest economic report on South Asia: the region is the fastest growing in the world and its limited exposure to global economic turbulence means…

Annette Dixon |

Habibur shares a content smile as he tends to his rice field. Photo Credit: World Bank On a recent field trip to northern Bangladesh, the smiles of Habibur, a young man working in a rice field …

Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub |