The deadly COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.
Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019 amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Five charts illustrate…
World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.
Intraregional trade in South Asia could be worth $67 billion rather than $23 billion. This gap between potential and actual trade leads to a signficiant loss to consumers, firms and exporters, in…
In the era of superfoods and greater consumer awareness, there is growing demand for environmentally-sustainable and biodiversity-based products
World Bank South Asia Region team provides a platform for conversations about regional connectivity and helps find common ground between country priorities and regional integration.
Bhutan's burgeoning services sector clusters mostly around cities, making it the fastest urbanizing country in South Asia.