Remittance flows are a major source of income for all countries in South Asia, larger than all other capital inflows combined.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Yi (Claire) Li |

The phase that follows an emergency situation is critical when government agencies are under pressure to respond quickly and effectively to people’s needs. This includes procurement and supply of…

Shanker Lal |

Eastern Waterways Grid has the potential to rejuvenate the economies of the eastern subcontinent, generating rich dividends for the South Asia region’s 600 million people.

Natalya Stankevich, Erik Nora, Arnab Bandyopadhyay. |

South Asia has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Countries need to prepare for future shock and re-envision the delivery of essential services such as health, education, and social protection…

Hartwig Schafer |

Digital solutions hold tremendous potential for improving public transport systems. How can the emerging fare payment landscape improve public transport systems in developing cities?

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Kaori Niina |

The Himalayan region—spread across six countries covering an area of 595,000 square kilometers, which is almost the size of Ukraine—is unquestionably a tourist and mountaineering haven. Tourism…

Rahat Jabeen, Pyush Dogra, Drona Ghimire, Naysa Ahuja, Perinaz Bhada-Tata |

A World Bank report provides new evidence of how black carbon compounds the effects of climate change to accelerate the melting of the glaciers of the Himalayas.

Muthukumara Mani |

The Nai Manzil program run by India’s Ministry of Minority Affairs provides school dropouts from minority communities in 26 states and 3 union territories with six months of education and three…

Marguerite Clarke, Pradyumna Bhattacharjee, Meghna Sharma |

Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) can increase female empowerment at a critical stage of a girls’ life. Evidence shows that multi-sectoral solutions yield the most impact.

Jennifer J. Sara, Caren Grown, Sarah Keener, Gaia Hatzfeldt, Gloria Kuoh |

The region is the world’s second largest contributor of solid waste —334 million tons annually-- and is also on track to be the fastest growing contributor to plastic pollution over the next two…

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |