The region needs to accelerate the pace of economic growth, reduce inequality and improve governance

Humberto López |

Dhaka is one of the world’s most populous megacities and a major contributor to Bangladesh’s economic transformation. But like many cities its size, it faces growing challenges to its economic…

David Mason |

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, and other rapidly growing cities in developing countries, it’s most important to build up job centers and to help people commute to them, so that urban centers are livable…

Annie Gapihan |

Can greater regional integration, knowledge exchange programs and cross-border trade, improve economic opportunity and livelihood for the poor, and empower women at the same time? With the right…

Nasirra Ahsan |

We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

India can unleash the economic potential of its North Eastern Region (NER) by focusing on reforms that will boost the region’s participation in regional and Global Value Chains.

Priya Mathur, Sanjay Kathuria |

Dhaka accounts for one-third of the Bangladesh’s total population, one-fifth of national GDP and one-third of all jobs. It is imperative for the country to translate the economic density of Dhaka…

John Roome, Annie Gapihan, Hyunji Lee |

Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…

Sanjay Kathuria, Nadeem Rizwan |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |