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…

Temel Taskin |

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work…

Divya Gupta, Vinita Ranade |

South Asian countries’ exports are only one-third of what they should be, had they mirrored the experience of economies with similar characteristics. Without further integration into global…

Hans Timmer |

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s…

Hartwig Schafer |

كان أول سند أخضر أصدره البنك الدولي قبل عشر سنوات مخططا لنموذج لسوق السندات الخضراء المميّزة التي تربو قيمة المعاملات فيها اليوم على 500 مليار دولار. ويتناول هذا المقال كيف غيَّرَت السندات الخضراء…

هايكه رايشلت |

© ThickStock.com/Getty Images The first green bond issued by the World Bank 10 years ago created the blueprint for today’s US$500+ billion labeled bond market. This blog post looks at how green…

Heike Reichelt |

Au cours des dix dernières années, les marchés financiers ont connu une évolution majeure. Auparavant, les investisseurs ignoraient la plupart du temps la destination finale des fonds qu’ils…

Heike Reichelt |

El primer bono verde emitido por el Banco Mundial hace 10 años sirvió como punto de partida para el actual mercado de bonos etiquetados que supera los USD 500 000 millones. En este artículo se…

Heike Reichelt |