The deadly COVID-19 pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.

Cecile Fruman, Mandakini Kaul |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Sustainable agriculture has the potential to ensure higher and more inclusive growth, reduce Bhutan’s food imports, and help combat malnutrition, which affects children under the age of five…

Tenzin Lhaden |

Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

The Sahel Region is a priority for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

J'ai récemment parcouru la région du Sahel, du Mali au Burkina Faso, au Niger et enfin en Mauritanie, où j'ai pris la parole devant l'Assemblée générale de l'Alliance Sahel…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Driven by income gaps, demographic pressures, and climate change, international migration flows are set to increase. The World Bank can support countries in promoting safe, orderly, and regular…

Michal Rutkowski |

Many countries of the former Soviet Union rank highly in the Human Capital Index, thanks largely to long-term investment in education and health services.

Sudharshan Canagarajah |

Многие страны бывшего Советского Союза занимают высокое место в Индексе человеческого капитала, во многом благодаря долгосрочным инвестициям в образование и здравоохранение.

Sudharshan Canagarajah |