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…
Bangladesh is often mooted as a regional logistics and transit hub and a bridge between South and Southeast Asia. Now, this ambition may become a reality in the country’s western region
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.
Bangladesh's Siddhirganj power plant helps build a better school.
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 World Bank, Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization and global network, and the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme, an inter-governmental institution, launch an…
As COVID-19 hit the world, leading to a scramble for personal protective equipment, a young genetics engineer from Bangladesh was inspired to find solutions for his community.