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 |

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 |

Indonesia’s education technology during COVID-19 and beyond

Noah Yarrow, Riaz Bhardwaj |

A stronger human capital base can help communities adapt to a changing climate, and reciprocally, investments in low-carbon, climate-resilient development can help countries unlock further human…

Carolina Monsalve, Kavita Watsa |

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating lives and livelihoods globally. Before the pandemic, the World Bank projected that 35 million people in East Asia and the Pacific would escape poverty in 2020…

Victoria Kwakwa |

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 |

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 |

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, and other rapidly growing cities in developing countries, it’s most important to build up job centers and to help people commute to them, so that urban centers are livable…

Annie Gapihan |

Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is becoming increasingly urban. Today, over half of the population lives in cities; by 2045, the centenary of Indonesia's…

Sameh Wahba, Kurt Kunz, Mark Roberts |