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 |

Inspired by the South Asia WePOWER network, Kinley Wangmo is working to create awareness and encourage women to participate in STEM subjects and pursue a career in the energy sector in Bhutan.

Yukari Shibuya |

While the coronavirus can affect anyone, we know it impacts some groups disproportionately because of existing disparities based on gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Giselle Marie Bello |

Si bien el coronavirus puede afectar a cualquier persona, sabemos que afecta a algunos grupos de manera desproporcionada debido a las disparidades existentes basadas en género, discapacidad,…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Giselle Marie Bello |

Bangladesh is often mooted as a regional logistics and transit hub and a bridge between South and Southeast Asia. Now, this ambition may become a reality in the country’s western region

Rajesh Rohatgi, Erik Nora, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |

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 |

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 |

«Лучше один раз увидеть, чем сто раз услышать». В этом можно убедиться, посмотрев видеозапись урока Айны Жакыповой, учительницы математики из кыргызского села, которая объясняет, как…

Lilia Burunciuc |

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Such is the case with this image of Aina Jakypova, a math teacher from a Kyrgyz village, explaining percentage calculations on the front gate of her…

Lilia Burunciuc |