The Bank's 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development reflected a consensus on how the international community could support peace-building in war-torn states. This…

Tobias Haque, Nigel Roberts |

Looking back on 2023, here are 5 key takeaways on regional cooperation in South Asia.

Cecile Fruman |

A look back at South Asia’s year in 10 blogs. These blogs spotlight stories of resilience and innovation, and explore issues critical to the region such as air pollution, climate change, women’s…

Adnan Siddiqi, Trishna Thapa |

The scale of the climate challenge facing South Asia is immense. Average temperatures have risen by 1 °C since pre-industrial times, leading to more scorching heatwaves across India and Pakistan.…

Abhas Jha |

That refugees want to return is sometimes taken as a given, and their motivation for repatriating is assumed. Repatriation is often discussed in terms of a return “home” even a generation or more…

Xavier Devictor |

More than 850 million people in South Asia live in poverty, trying to survive on just $3.65 a day. Many of them are also dealing with the effects of climate change and other shocks.  Recent events…

John Roome |

If some or many refugee movements can be predicted, what are the implications?

Xavier Devictor |

South Asia’s transition away from fossil fuels will have significant labor market impacts, which could leave many workers stranded in lower-wage jobs in declining industries.

Margaret Triyana |

Between 18 to 20 million people join the working-age population in South Asia, every year, but only a third to a half of them will be employed.

Mathew Verghis, Meriem Ait Ali Slimane |

New energy-saving technologies offer South Asian countries an opportunity to modernize their economies, and will be an integral part of their energy transition.

Siddharth Sharma |