Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but…

Deepa Rai |

E-commerce can become a driver of growth across South Asia and boost trade between the region’s countries, but its potential remains largely untapped.

Viviana Perego, Sanjay Kathuria, Arti Grover, Aaditya Mattoo, Pritam Banerjee |

The World Bank, together with DFID Nepal, has launched a Train the Trainers (T-O-T) program. Last summer, 82 participants took a 40-hour face-to-face training—the first phase of the program—to…

Nkechi Coker, Liza Maharjan |

Nepalis across the government- academia, media, civil society, and the private sector- need to access and use timely and actionable data to make decisions, enhance public accountability, identify…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Photo: World Bank [[tweetable]]Over the last few decades, Nepal has considerably improved the health and wellbeing of its people.[[/tweetable]] As we mark World Health Day today, here’s an…

Ravi Kumar |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all…

Martin Melecky |

[[tweetable]]Thirty years ago, almost everyone in Nepal —except for a few professionals and business people—would have been classified as poor by any reasonable international standard.[[/tweetable…

Ravi Kumar |

Violence against women remains a pervasive issue in Nepal. There's now a 24/7 helpline to support victims.  On my visit to Kathmandu in January, I visited the Khabar Garaun 1145 (Inform Us)…

Annette Dixon, Richa Bhattarai |