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…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

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

Rajesh Rohatgi, Erik Nora, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |

في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، تعد الأسر الفقيرة هي الأكثر تأثرا بفيروس كورونا المستجد، حيث تعيش على الأرجح في مناطق مكدسة، وفي الغالب مع أقارب مسنين، وتعتمد على فرص العمل في القطاع غير…

عزيز أتامانوف, يوهانز هوجفين, لورا رودريغيز |

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the coronavirus (COVID-19) is disproportionately affecting poor households, who are more likely to live in cramped conditions, often with elderly…

Aziz Atamanov, Johannes Hoogeveen, Laura Rodriguez |

Dans les pays du Moyen-Orient et d'Afrique du Nord (MENA), le coronavirus (COVID-19) frappe de manière disproportionnée les familles pauvres, car nombre d'entre elles sont logées à l…

Aziz Atamanov, Johannes Hoogeveen, Laura Rodriguez |

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…

Hartwig Schafer |

إن برنامج "تمكين" هو أحد أمثلة الدعم المقدم للصندوق الاجتماعي للتنمية في اليمن ومعني بالتخطيط الإنمائي، ويشجع على تعزيز القدرة على الصمود اجتماعيا واقتصاديا في مواجهة الصراع عبر تقييم…

عبد الإله تقي |

Tamkeen is a longstanding program for development planning in Yemen that encourages social and economic resilience in the face of conflict by assessing a community’s resources—its skills, public…

Abdulelah Taqi |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

COVID-19 has tested the limits of Nepal’s education system, and much progress remains to be made to improve children’s learning. But the pandemic has also revealed how quickly the country could…

Karthika Radhakrishnan-Nair, Cristian Aedo, Mohan Prasad Aryal, Maya Sherpa, Uttam Sharma |