This week, public health experts discuss the risks of obesity while fighting COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on essential health services for women and children.

Priyanka Ripley |

Our assessment of India’s air quality trends has found another underlying and positive trend: air quality has been improving across the country since 2018, and this has nothing to do with the…

Urvashi Narain, Rochelle Glenene O'Hagan, Varun Kshirsagar, Emmanuel Skoufias |

COVID-19 impacted almost all countries including India, which in July 2020 had the world’s third-highest number of cases. In the state of Odisha, with over 41 million people, the Odisha State…

Yamini Sarangi, Shanker Lal |

Helping address gender-based violence in large infrastructure projects through gender sensitization workshops.

Gopalaswamy Srihari, Parthapriya Ghosh |

South Asia’s tourism industry has lost more than 10 million jobs and $52 billion in GDP to COVID-19; rebuilding it after such a staggering blow won’t be easy.

Hartwig Schafer |

The World Bank is working to ensure that contractual disputes that have risen due to disruptions are minimized in the development projects that will eventually resume.

Shanker Lal |

The COVID-19 pandemic has given telemedicine a massive boost. What does this mean for the future of healthcare in emerging markets?

Monique Mrazek, Ruchira Shukla |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

Bangladesh is often mooted as a regional logistics and transit hub and a bridge between South and Southeast Asia. Now, this ambition may become a reality in the country’s western region

Rajesh Rohatgi, Erik Nora, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |