Food-import bills are surging fastest for poor countries that are already in debt distress. The danger of an overlapping food and debt crisis is greatest those at high risk of debt distress or…

Marcello Estevão |

For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

As the gusts of the COVID-19 pandemic quieten, South Asian economies, left fragile and uneven in their recovery, are facing renewed headwinds: high inflation, rising fiscal deficits, and…

Zoe Leiyu Xie, Xiao'ou Zhu |

Fragility and conflict pose daunting challenges in an increasing number of places around the world, frequently spilling across borders, causing people to become refugees or internally displaced by…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

In Sri Lanka, the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project is making a paradigm shift in mindsets of rural Sri Lankans by raising awareness, providing training and building laboratories for…

Rubika Shrestha, Thiruni Liyanage, Kristoffer Welsien |

This household level data suggests that the downturn in welfare outcomes in Afghanistan is being largely driven by a sharp decline in overall economic conditions, more so than by specific actions…

Cesar Cancho, Erwin Knippenberg, Ghazala Mansuri |

Women and girls need the support of the World Bank and NGOs like IRC more than ever in Afghanistan.

David Miliband |

Even though services contribute immensely to other sectors all over the world, including manufacturing, they are continually underappreciated when calculating growth and productivity.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman |

Transitions are never easy. Yet, with climate change, they are absolutely vital for South Asia for a green recovery beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and for reducing poverty in the long term.

Lazar Milivojevic, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

Despite the ferocious resurgence of COVID-19 earlier this year, South Asia continues to recover, thanks to targeted lockdowns, accelerated vaccination rollout, and trade demand from outside the…

Miguel Otero Nule, Zoe Leiyu Xie |