The squalor of slums, unsustainability of sprawl, and sterility of skyscrapers are persistent challenges for community leaders and urban planners. Instead, they call for livable neighborhoods with…

Somik Lall, Mathilde Lebrand, Hogeun Park |

To address gender inequalities in the WASH sector, the Government of Bangladesh and the World initiated the Bangladesh Rural WASH for Human Capital Development

Talajeh Livani, Rokeya Ahmed, Shazia Omar Ahmed |

South Asia is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis as a devastating new COVID-19 variant has destroyed thousands of lives causing more deaths in last two months than in the entire preceding…

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Michael Norton |

2021 has already been an extraordinary year for Afghanistan – impacted by the pandemic on the one hand and the withdrawal of the US troops on the other – both have implications on the country.

Manizha Wafeq |

Remittance flows are a major source of income for all countries in South Asia, larger than all other capital inflows combined.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Yi (Claire) Li |

Bangladesh is globally recognized for dramatically increasing access to educational opportunities, especially for girls and women, over the past few decades. However, the reality remains that…

Lucas Arribas Layton, Oni Lusk-Stover, Keiko Inoue, Shobhana Sosale |

Eastern Waterways Grid has the potential to rejuvenate the economies of the eastern subcontinent, generating rich dividends for the South Asia region’s 600 million people.

Natalya Stankevich, Erik Nora, Arnab Bandyopadhyay. |

South Asia has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Countries need to prepare for future shock and re-envision the delivery of essential services such as health, education, and social protection…

Hartwig Schafer |

The Himalayan region—spread across six countries covering an area of 595,000 square kilometers, which is almost the size of Ukraine—is unquestionably a tourist and mountaineering haven. Tourism…

Rahat Jabeen, Pyush Dogra, Drona Ghimire, Naysa Ahuja, Perinaz Bhada-Tata |

The pandemic did a lot of damage to Nepal’s tourism industry. It will take years to fully recover, but it looks like the industry took a good lesson out of it.

Rameshore Khanal |