If groundwater is managed carefully, it can not only provide a much-needed buffer when the monsoons fail, but also help mitigate the far-reaching impacts of climate change on India’s most…

John Roome |

Collection of wild Tiger prawn seedlings (or prawn postlarvae) from rivers and creeks is an important occupation for poor women in the Sundarbans.

Susmita Dasgupta, Santadas Ghosh, David Wheeler |

From plastic pollution to remittance flows, climate change to digital technology, human capital to road safety, we look back at the past year and highlight some of the most popular blogs from 2021…

Trishna Thapa |

To mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change in drought prone districts, a project in Maharashtra, India is helping farmers adopt climate resilient agriculture practices and improve…

Ranjan Samantaray |

As a response to COVID-19, the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank are coordinating more than $15.4 billion in wide-ranging lending programs in South Asia.

Hartwig Schafer, Shixin Chen |

Mobile government (mGov) offers developing countries several benefits for their citizens including financial inclusion, wider access to services and improved government social accountability.

Khuram Farooq, Peter Kustor |

These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

Trishna Thapa |

COVID-19 has put Indian children at even higher risk of extreme poverty and malnutrition. At the same time, the lockdowns have increased the time fathers spend at home. In this new reality, how…

Anurag Banerjee, Piya Bhalla, Sayan Kundu, Ellen Moscoe |

The strict lockdown imposed by the Government of India on March 24 brought most economic activity to a hard stop. The extent to which the economy would be able to bounce back following re-opening…

Alreena Renita Pinto, Aditi Bhowmick, Raghav Kapoor Adlakha |

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 |