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 |

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 |

Irrigation agencies around the world have continued to function despite challenging circumstances. However, there have been multiple shocks impacting service delivery.

Pieter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Svetlana Valieva |

Ensuring better integration of refugees into host communities and longer-term investments in both refugees and their hosts.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.

John Roome |

According to a Pan American Health Organization assessment, nearly seven out of 10 hospitals in Latin America and the Caribbean are in areas vulnerable to natural hazards.

Mirtha Escobar, Joaquin Toro, Jack Campbell |

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface the everyday vulnerability in Indonesia, where 35 million people don’t have access to water and 70 million who lack basic sanitation.

Christophe Prevost, Dikshya Thapa, Eka Hendra Setiawan |