There are various benefits to adopting a smart green transition strategy to ward off climate damages in South Asia. Now is an opportune time to plan ahead for a greener, more energy-independent…

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Lazar Milivojevic, Victor Mylonas |

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 |

South Asians are coming together to beat plastics pollution and we can do more! So, this Valentine’s Day, let’s toss aside some plastic to show our love for our land, rivers and oceans.

Anu Prabhala |

South Asia’s tourism heavy nations are well poised to take advantage of new services and digital technologies along with a new-found need for wellness post-pandemic, to boost their economies.

Yi (Claire) Li, Valerie Mercer-Blackman |

The pandemic-induced lifestyle changes will exacerbate the already acute plastics waste challenges in South Asia unless urgent action is taken.

Monika Kumar, Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |

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 |

As COP26 ends with a much-debated final Glasgow Climate Pact, the discussions on progress and implementation are underway. As we roll out the implementation of the World Bank Group’s South Asia…

Abhas Jha |

There are millions of such inspiring, independent women across South Asia—especially in the poorest countries, which are served by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).

Hartwig Schafer |

A native of of Visakhapatnam on India’s southeastern coast, Pavani has witnessed the dramatic changes foreign investment can bring. She was the first employee hired in 2008 when Sri Lankan firm…

Sanjay Kathuria, Ravindra A. Yatawara, Xiao'ou Zhu |