Like a Bollywood dance sequence, South Asia’s growth numbers tend to dazzle. It is the second-fastest-growing region in the world after East Asia. But behind the glamour lies a paradox. Despite…

Mabruk Kabir, Joe Qian |

Also available in English, Portuguese Cada vez más, las mujeres son socias cruciales para el desarrollo de América Latina. Madres, estudiantes, profesionales, mujeres de todos los ámbitos de la…

Joao Pedro Azevedo, Louise Cord |

Also available in English, Portuguese, FrenchMientras los ojos y oídos del mundo se concentran en la conferencia bi-anual Internacional sobre el SIDA de esta semana en Washington, vale la pena…

Keith Hansen, Carmen Carpio |

 El 11 de julio, Día Mundial de la Población, mientras los líderes mundiales de la salud se reúnen en Londres para debatir sobre el otorgamiento de una mayor prioridad a la planificación familiar…

Julie McLaughlin |

Le 11 juillet, lors de la Journée mondiale de la population, des acteurs mondiaux de premier plan dans le domaine de la santé se réunissent à Londres pour tenter de mettre la priorité sur l’enjeu…

Julie McLaughlin |

On July 11, World Population Day, while global health leaders  meet in London to discuss giving greater priority to family planning, World Bank health staff in South Asia will be thinking about…

Julie McLaughlin |

Arif Jafar had no choice about coming out as gay. In 2001, he was arrested in the northern Indian city of Lucknow at the AIDS prevention agency where he worked, charged with running a sex club,…

Elizabeth Howton |

Last week, I discussed the optimistic and pessimistic views of South Asia's development potential. As I highlighted in my book, Reshaping Tomorrow, South Asia is among the fastest growing…

Ejaz Ghani |

India’s estimated 700, 000 hijras, or transgender women, generally get little or no schooling, their families often reject them, and they join marginalized and feudal communities where their…

Fabrice Houdart |

South Asia is among the fastest growing regions in the world, but it is also home to the largest concentration of people living in conditions of debilitating poverty, human misery, gender…

Ejaz Ghani |