​Economic and social development should not be left to economists and specialists only. This message is manifested in “Window of Opportunity, ” a video highlighting the ambitions and goals of the…

Yann Doignon, Joe Qian |

Prof. Laila Banu (center) and Next Generation Sequencer (left) in her laboratoryBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is a leading post-graduate medical institution and the only…

Shiro Nakata |

  Security forces clearing the rubble at the historic Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley. Credits: Rajib Upadhya. World Bank It is Day Ten since the earthquake struck Nepal and the scale of…

Rajib Upadhya |

Saurav Rana/World Bank By now, all of you must have heard of the massive earthquake and numerous aftershocks that have shaken Nepal over the last few days. As I am writing this, there is another…

Saurav Rana |

Encouraging healthy habits to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases  Each time I visit local hospitals in Sri Lanka, my confidence in the public health service is renewed. I see a selfless…

Sandya Salgado |

For those trying to address challenges in global poverty, inclusive businesses offer solutions to some of the world’s most intractable social problems. Business models that create value for the…

Pallavi Shrivastava |

When the South Asia Development Marketplace for innovative ideas to tackle stigma and discrimination relating to HIV/AIDS was launched in November 2007 by the HIV/AIDS Group in the South Asia…

Mariam Claeson |

In late February of every year, I get ready to be disappointed by the budget speech of the Indian Finance Minister. The reason is that, despite ample evidence that there are serious problems with…

Shanta Devarajan |