How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

Now is the time to invest in environmentally sustainable enterprises that provide better and quality jobs and contribute to Bangladesh’s economy without harming its natural resources.

Suiko Yoshijima, Nadia Sharmin, Tapas Paul |

Maldives is harnessing digital technology to ensure all children across the country continue learning.

Shobhana Sosale, Harsha Aturupane, Cristian Aedo |

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 |

Plastic pollution in oceans a cause of concern amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with the increased use of single-use plastic.

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

Bangladesh is often mooted as a regional logistics and transit hub and a bridge between South and Southeast Asia. Now, this ambition may become a reality in the country’s western region

Rajesh Rohatgi, Erik Nora, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |

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 |

COVID-19 in East Asia: How the Region’s Higher Education Systems are Addressing the Crisis to Adapt to the Future

Noah Yarrow |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

In the time of COVID-19 lockdowns, do lower-income households stay at home for as long as higher-income ones?

Samuel Paul Fraiberger, Nicholas Jones, Nancy Lozano Gracia |