Across South Asia, four known species of indigenous, fully mature,  small food-fish – now dubbed ‘NutriFish’ have nutritional and health benefits for pregnant and lactating women and young…

Pawan Patil |

Although Bangladesh has achieved much in the way of poverty reduction and human development, progress has been slower in some urban areas. Issues such as slow-down of quality job growth, low…

Wameq Azfar Raza |

School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

  Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it…

Hartwig Schafer |

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 |

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank "I have a four-year-old son back…

Hartwig Schafer |

A little girl in Balochistan, Pakistan, who now receives a quality education thanks to World Bank support. Credit: World Bank  [[tweetable]]Human capital – the potential of individuals – is going…

Hartwig Schafer |

  [[tweetable]]"Think before you do, not after you're done, ” says a Bengali proverb that applies to an urgent threat today for Bangladesh—major environmental problems spawned by rapid…

Karin Erika Kemper, Qimiao Fan |

Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions. It's also one of the least integrated. A few…

World Bank South Asia |

  Schools across Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to floods, cyclones, and earthquakes. How can the country mitigate and respond to the risks of these natural hazards? By using the GeoDASH…

Debashish Paul Shuvra, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Mohammed Abu Hamid |