Unlike the rest of India where the states are responsible for the protection and management of forests, nearly 90 percent of the forests in Meghalaya have been managed under customary law by the…

Pyush Dogra, Simi Mishra |

Creating investor “buzz” about PPPs through market sounding & project pipelines

David Baxter |

New study presents detailed housing data across urban India to address two policy-relevant questions: which housing amenities are most valued by urban households; and how urban households adjust…

Xinyu Weng, Nadeem Karmali |

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 |

New World Bank working paper examines if a change in external trade costs, that is, the cost of importing, on economic activity across regions within a country depend on internal trade costs and…

Arti Grover, Kunal Dasgupta |

As India faces increasing extreme weather events, the World Bank’s South Asia Region Transport Global Practice is working to build resilient transport networks by improving the country’s national…

Rashi Grover, Pawan Kumar Sharma |

Temporary worker migration is common. Every year millions of workers in South and Southeast Asia, for instance, depart in search of higher wages in oil-rich Persian Gulf countries on temporary…

Laurent Bossavie |

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has experienced an upward shift in focus in early year education planning. The Government is showing a strong commitment to early childhood education and…

Tashmina Rahman, Lucy Bassett |