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 |

A recent study examines regional and urban-rural patterns of undernutrition and overnutrition, dietary diversity, household food security, and the growth dynamics of adolescent girls aged 10 to 19…

Ziauddin Hyder |

In many developing countries, governments and health authorities face the dilemma of how to feed their growing population while ensuring their food is nutritious. Credit: World Bank Together with…

Felipe F. Dizon, Anna Leigh Josephson |

Chronic malnutrition remains prevalent across South Asia as many poor South Asians cannot afford nutritious foods or don’t have the relevant information or education to make smart dietary choices…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, Dhushyanth Raju |

A group of women in a Sri Lanka Estate. Credit: Joe Qian / World Bank Happy New Year to all our Sri Lankan friends and colleagues celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year this month; and Happy…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

Alors que nous célébrons la Journée internationale des femmes, rappelons que l’égalité entre les sexes n’est pas un concept auquel on penserait une fois par an mais bien un enjeu qui doit nous…

Anabel Gonzalez |

Cette semaine, lors du Sommet des Nations Unies sur le développement durable, les océans recevront l’attention qu’ils méritent depuis longtemps mais qu’ils n’ont pas toujours reçue. En effet, le…

Paula Caballero |