The region needs to accelerate the pace of economic growth, reduce inequality and improve governance
World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
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.
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…
The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.
In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.
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…
Bangladesh has made it a priority to combat the scourge of stunting by focusing on improving access to quality nutrition and health services, adopting a series of multi-year strategies, programs…
While disasters such as earthquakes or floods affect everyone, their impacts are unevenly felt by different population groups.
Weather forecasts tailored for Bangladesh farmers are helping them adapt to extreme weather.