What can other countries learn from Korea?  The importance of a strong geospatial data infrastructure and an open platform cannot be overstated. While apps and advanced algorithms are valuable, a…

Mika-Petteri Torhonen, Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Dongkyu Kwak, Alvaro Federico Barra |

As South Asian governments fight to recover their coronavirus-ravaged economies, a new regional project will help make key sectors like agriculture and transport more resilient to shocks caused by…

Haris Khan, Atishay Abbhi, Keisuke Iyadomi |

As planning for recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 begins, the big question is what form this new economy might take?

Urvashi Narain, Hasita Bhammar |

The Punjab Agriculture Marketing Regulatory Authority Act 2020 (PAMRA Act) is transforming a century old law. It comes at a time when COVID-19 is disrupting socio economic activities. The PAMRA…

Guo Li, Willem Janssen |

As Malaysia gears up to reopen its economy after almost two months of restricted movement, ensuring that firms return to pre-crisis production and employment levels as rapidly and safely as…

Smita Kuriakose |

As we address pandemic-related food security in the region, this is a good time to revisit important lessons learned from the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative.

Cecile Fruman, Yinan Zhang |

The unprecedented emergency posed by COVID-19 will have a devastating impact on the lives of the poor. Nearly 24 percent of Pakistan’s 210 million people totter below the poverty line. The country…

Amjad Zafar Khan |

With the spread of COVID-19, Malaysia needs to ensure that social protection reaches people with lower incomes.

Achim Schmillen, Alyssa Farha Jasmin, Amanina Abdur Rahman |

As COVID-19 takes its human and economic toll around the world, the World Bank is supporting Pakistan’s frontline health care staff and those whose lives have been affected by the pandemic.

Dr. Aliya Kashif, Shaza Khan |

April 2020: the world is dealing with a health emergency. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has alerted that the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a loss of U$300-500 billion in tourism…

Kiran Afzal |