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E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.
Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…
The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.
Donors are currently considering future aid commitments as pledges made at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in 2016 due to expire at the end of 2020.
The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…
In South Asia, higher exports can translate into benefits for workers such as rising wages and a shift to formal employment. But these gains benefit some groups more than others, notably male,…
We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…
WEE-RDP will build on AREDP's work and reach the most vulnerable women as we believe that building a strong Afghanistan requires empowering women and providing them with equal opportunities…
World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.
Pakistani women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face discrimination and have few role models to look up to. Organizations like Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) and Women in…