The time to act is now, for Pakistan to take its place with the countries that have transformed within a single generation.

Illango Patchamuthu |

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 |

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 |

The World Bank remains focused on helping to translate global commitments into tangible actions at the country level.

Muhammad Ali Pate |

The ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency in Pakistan exemplifies how a trusted and successful partnership can provide the basis for effective action far beyond the technical…

Robert Oelrichs, Aliya Kashif, Jahanzaib Sohail, Shaza Khan |

COVID-19 has hit hard lives and economies across South Asia. The World Bank is responding rapidly, helping governments buy vital protective equipment and medical supplies, provide learning to…

Hartwig Schafer |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

As the ‘Great Lockdown’ emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, and its exports have been hit hard.

Gonzalo Varela |

As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.

John Roome |

As it fights the coronavirus (COVID-19), Pakistan needs to develop economic and social policies that address the specific needs of women.

Uzma Quresh |