Sustained investment in digital services can be crucial for preparedness and resilience to shocks like a pandemic.

Silvana Kostenbaum, Cem Dener |

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 |

The World Bank is offering a new procurement option to help countries access critically needed medical supplies.

Enzo de Laurentiis |

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 |

Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but…

Deepa Rai |

Precision agriculture for smallholder farmers in Vietnam: How the Internet of Things (IoT) helps smallholder paddy farmers use water more efficiently

Vikas Choudhary, Karin Fock |

The Quelimane airport in Mozambique’s Zambezia province is a reminder of another era. The benign neglect of decades is easy to see in its dilapidated walls and peeling paint. Not much seems to…

Rakesh Tripathi, Rafael Saute |

The unprecedented crisis posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) will mean that South Asia might experience its worst economic performance in 40 years, with at least half its countries falling into a…

Hans Timmer, Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Robert C M Beyer |

Three measures to ensure no one is left behind by this pandemic.

Michal Rutkowski |

As it continues to spread, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is triggering an economic fallout that will drive millions into poverty and further increase inequality. We are fighting back.

Hartwig Schafer |