Local communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh have created awareness videos to encourage the consumption of nutritious foods, including indigenous foods, threatened by packaged…

Wasiur Rahman Tonmoy |

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, it marked the beginning of the world’s largest ever sanitation drive. Now, a 2017 survey by the Quality Council of…

Guangzhe Chen, Vinita Ranade |

“200 pieces of Selfie are ready, please call them to collect, ” Nurjahan, an entrepreneur selling a local brand “Selfie” shoes, tells her husband to call a local shop owner to pick up his order.…

Nadia Sharmin, Simon Bell |

  Bangladesh has made progress in recent years in the field known as WASH -water, sanitation access, and hygiene. Image courtesy: The World Bank Community-Led Total Sanitation might be the…

Qimiao Fan, Md. Abul Kalam Azad |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

This is the third of a three-part series, Resilience in the of the Eye of the Storm, on how Bangladesh has become a leader in coastal resilience.   Over the years, Bangladesh has taken major…

Sameh Wahba, Swarna Kazi |

This is the second of a three-part series, "Resilience in the of the Eye of the Storm, " on how Bangladesh has become a leader in coastal resilience.   With a population of 160 million,…

Sameh Wahba, Swarna Kazi |

The success of Dhaka, one of the megacities of the world, is critically important for the economic and social development of Bangladesh. The city's astonishing growth, from a population of 3…

Qimiao Fan, Martin Rama, Joe Qian |

Mom and daughter at a community health center outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Rama George-Alleyne / World Bank Today marks World Population Day and this year’s theme is “Family Planning:…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

A new study finds that child marriage could cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, with the largest economic cost coming from its impact on fertility and population growth.…

Quentin Wodon, Suzanne Petroni |