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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Alors que l’épidémie de Covid-19 continue à se propager, ses conséquences économiques vont plonger des millions de personnes dans la pauvreté et creuser encore davantage les inégalités.

Hartwig Schafer |

Несмотря на то, что мои регулярные поездки в Южную Азию практически прекратились, я никогда не чувствовал себя более связанным с этим регионом. Мне каждый день напоминают о том, что…

Hartwig Schafer |

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 |

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 |