COVID-19 has prompted many cities to promote the use of cycling, which makes it easier for commuters to comply with social distancing rules. But bicycles have the potential to be much more than a…

Leszek J. Sibilski |

As South Asian governments fight to recover their coronavirus-ravaged economies, a new regional project will help make key sectors like agriculture and transport more resilient to shocks caused by…

Haris Khan, Atishay Abbhi, Keisuke Iyadomi |

As planning for recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 begins, the big question is what form this new economy might take?

Urvashi Narain, Hasita Bhammar |

The Punjab Agriculture Marketing Regulatory Authority Act 2020 (PAMRA Act) is transforming a century old law. It comes at a time when COVID-19 is disrupting socio economic activities. The PAMRA…

Guo Li, Willem Janssen |

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 |

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 |

April 2020: the world is dealing with a health emergency. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has alerted that the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a loss of U$300-500 billion in tourism…

Kiran Afzal |

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 |

تشكل أنظمة الحماية الاجتماعية درعاً واقياً للفئات الفقيرة والأكثر احتياجا لمساعدتهم على مواجهة فيروس كورونا المستجدّ (كوفيد-19).

ميكال روتكوفسكي |