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 |

Trade can spur growth, job creation, and poverty reduction, and is thus necessary to sustain the post-pandemic recovery.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

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 |

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 |

Good Neighbours series spotlights successful examples of regional cooperation in South Asia and demonstrates how people-to-people activities advance regionalism. Research guides this World Bank’s…

Mandakini Kaul, Nikita Singla |

As the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of trade will be more critical than ever to growth, job creation and poverty reduction.

Caroline Freund, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

The Government of Sri Lanka has embarked on a highly anticipated digital transformation journey to help the general public and businesses fill and submit relevant information and documents…

Junko Narimatsu, Aneesa Mendis, Jagath Seneviratna |

Industry leaders from Costa Rica, Jordan, Kenya and Sri Lanka share their insights on how they see the way forward for tourism.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

COVID-19 had underscored how fragmented Sri Lanka’s domestic supply chains were—particularly those related to agricultural products—leading to inefficiencies throughout the logistics sector.

Winnie Wang |

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and loss of biodiversity. In 2021, the world needs to hear a united voice from South Asia at the multilateral conferences in…

Shyam Saran |