As we address pandemic-related food security in the region, this is a good time to revisit important lessons learned from the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative.

Cecile Fruman, Yinan Zhang |

The unprecedented emergency posed by COVID-19 will have a devastating impact on the lives of the poor. Nearly 24 percent of Pakistan’s 210 million people totter below the poverty line. The country…

Amjad Zafar Khan |

COVID-19 poses a threat to people everywhere, but some groups will bear the worst brunt of its impact.

Louise Cord |

As COVID-19 takes its human and economic toll around the world, the World Bank is supporting Pakistan’s frontline health care staff and those whose lives have been affected by the pandemic.

Dr. Aliya Kashif, Shaza Khan |

The unprecedented crisis posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) will mean that South Asia might experience its worst economic performance in 40 years, with at least half its countries falling into a…

Hans Timmer, Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Robert C M Beyer |

Three measures to ensure no one is left behind by this pandemic.

Michal Rutkowski |

As it continues to spread, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is triggering an economic fallout that will drive millions into poverty and further increase inequality. We are fighting back.

Hartwig Schafer |

A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.

David Malpass |

Driven by income gaps, demographic pressures, and climate change, international migration flows are set to increase. The World Bank can support countries in promoting safe, orderly, and regular…

Michal Rutkowski |

Can greater regional integration, knowledge exchange programs and cross-border trade, improve economic opportunity and livelihood for the poor, and empower women at the same time? With the right…

Nasirra Ahsan |