Slum-dwellers in the city of Chattogram, Bangladesh, no longer have to queue up to collect water and spend $2.36 for 1,000 liters. Ever since some 40 water taps were installed in a single slum,…

Arif Ahamed |

How did Bangladesh achieve a successful demographic transition by decreasing the total fertility rate – and what important lessons can its experience hold for other countries?

Trina Haque, Rifat Hasan, Hellen Wagura |

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

Trishna Thapa |

The Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project is supporting the Bangladesh government to scale up access to essential services such as energy, water, sanitation, and disaster-…

Swarna Kazi, Ignacio Urrutia |

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in South Asia, reversing years of hard-won development and economic gains, it is more necessary than ever to think consciously about the future of transport and…

Hartwig Schafer |

Animal disease control through vaccination is the most cost-effective way to reduce disease incidence and minimize economic losses. Bangladesh government efforts to step up animal vaccination is…

Marimuthu Swaminathan, Izabela Leao, Samina Yasmin |

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has improved its human capital. Child and maternal mortality reduced, the rate of stunting for children under 5 dropped from 43 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in…

Mercy Tembon |

The World Bank Group's 2020 Human Capital Index reminds us that much still needs to be to done to strengthen human development outcomes such as health and education.

Hartwig Schafer |

The Bangladesh government and the World Bank are activating a $96 million emergency response to protect livelihoods of the most vulnerable families that operate in the livestock sector. The funds…

Christian Berger, Willem Janssen |

An innovative solution is helping rural farming communities in Bangladesh use technology to maintain food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iftikhar Mostafa |