In countries challenged by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), the private sector is key to accelerating economic growth, as it can play an instrumental role in providing jobs and income to…

Tahir Akbar, Kabeer Dawani |

In the breathtaking terrains of South Asia, where soaring mountains and high-altitude communities coexist, the menace of landslides and their catastrophic aftermaths looms large. Imagine a…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Abhas Jha |

Economic policies over past years and decades have had negative impacts on living standards, the private sector and the environment, driving a deep crisis that is hitting ordinary Pakistanis…

Tobias Haque |

Towards improved service delivery: Four ways Nepal can strengthen fiscal federalism

Yoshihiro Saito, Nayan Krishna Joshi, Marcela Rozo |

Changing food habits helps improve nutrition in rural Nepal

Karishma Wasti, Renu Chhetri |

The World Bank-supported JEEViKA program in rural Bihar has improved women's nutrition awareness through self-help groups, notably benefiting children's health. The transformation…

Deepika Anand, Mohammad Anas, Raj Ganguly |

Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, leads the nation in terms of agricultural production, yet average farmer incomes are low because of smaller land holdings and lower levels of technology…

Manoj Kumar Singh, IAS, Saroj Kumar Jha |

Explore the transformative power of urban infrastructure with the World Bank's latest blog. Dive deep into the four pivotal impacts reshaping cities globally, from direct benefits to…

Alessandra Richter, Valerie-Joy Santos, Matthijs Schuring |

Clean Air for Nepal
Air Pollution in Nepal
Air Quality in Nepal

Faris Hadad-Zervos, Dina Umali-Deininger |

An overwhelming 40 percent of the total solid waste found in the Indus River and along its banks is plastic.

Rahat Jabeen, Mahwish Bukhari |