Spanning across the border between Bangladesh and India, there exists the Sundarban. With 10,000 square kilometers, it is the largest single track of mangrove forest remaining in the world.

Patrick Smytzek, Bushra Nishat |

The World Bank-financed Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) Project has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh provide services that can enhance earning…

Nushin Subhan |

Looking back on 2023, here are 5 key takeaways on regional cooperation in South Asia.

Cecile Fruman |

A look back at South Asia’s year in 10 blogs. These blogs spotlight stories of resilience and innovation, and explore issues critical to the region such as air pollution, climate change, women’s…

Adnan Siddiqi, Trishna Thapa |

An estimated 1 in 6 people experience significant disability, making it essential to consider accessibility when planning, financing and building infrastructure. Japan and the World Bank are…

Yohei Takahashi, Imad N. Fakhoury, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

The scale of the climate challenge facing South Asia is immense. Average temperatures have risen by 1 °C since pre-industrial times, leading to more scorching heatwaves across India and Pakistan.…

Abhas Jha |

In Bangladesh, the Health and Gender Support Project for Cox’s Bazar district (HGSP) has had an immense impact on islands such as Kutubdia, by removing barriers to high-quality and cost-effective…

Md Rafi Hossain, Bushra Binte Alam |

According to WHO, the rate of road traffic fatalities in Bangladesh is 15.3 per 100,000 people. A number that can be significantly reduced through the appropriate use of trauma registries and…

Suresh Kunhi Mohammed, Md Rafi Hossain, Ramim Ahmed |

More than 850 million people in South Asia live in poverty, trying to survive on just $3.65 a day. Many of them are also dealing with the effects of climate change and other shocks.  Recent events…

John Roome |

The rise in popularity of motorcycles and the growth in mobility has come with a grim consequence in Bangladesh - an increase in fatal motorcycle accidents. So how can it curb deaths and injuries…

Dilshad Sultan Dossani, Ahmed Najmul Hussein |