As countries grapple with the impact of COVID-19, policy makers are seeking effective, balanced solutions to address both public health and economic recovery challenges.
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…
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…
South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.
Cancer, one of the leading non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya, can have a crushing impact not just on those who suffer from them but also on the people around them.
As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced school closures around the world, affecting 103 million students across the Middle East and North Africa.
Picture a small girl, not more than 13-years-old. The last thing that would come to your mind is this child being a mother or a wife. You’d expect a 13-year-old, or younger girl, to be playing…
The World Bank is offering a new procurement option to help countries access critically needed medical supplies.
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.