The region is the world’s second largest contributor of solid waste —334 million tons annually-- and is also on track to be the fastest growing contributor to plastic pollution over the next two…

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

Good Neighbours series spotlights successful examples of regional cooperation in South Asia and demonstrates how people-to-people activities advance regionalism. Research guides this World Bank’s…

Mandakini Kaul, Nikita Singla |

In 2020, the economies of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia together grew by 0.88%, despite the significant downside risks precipitated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the…

Deborah Wetzel |

After settling back home in Cameroon for almost a year, one of the biggest preoccupations I’ve heard youths have on their minds is whether they will have access to quality jobs and economic…

Ruti Ejangue |

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and loss of biodiversity. In 2021, the world needs to hear a united voice from South Asia at the multilateral conferences in…

Shyam Saran |

The Indian Ocean offers tremendous opportunities and some challenges for the island, coastal, and inland nations of South Asia and beyond.

Prasad Kariyawasam |

South Asia is one of the regions’ most vulnerable to the impacts of climate-induced extremes. A new publication "Inclusive Resilience: Inclusion Matters for Resilience in South Asia"…

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez |

Today, the potential of Mediterranean integration remains largely untapped. Two reports explore key policy options for achieving a balance between domestic reforms and those intended to increase…

Blanca Moreno-Dodson |

The pandemic has propelled women entrepreneurs into the digital economy which has allowed them to reach across national boundaries to establish partnerships and target new customers, overcoming…

Cecile Fruman |

New World Bank study show how coastal communities in Bangladesh, and who are vulnerable to climate change threats, are still financially interdependent after migration in spite of income and size…

Susmita Dasgupta, David Wheeler, Mainul Huq, Utpal Roy |