Bangladesh in the past 50 years, has become a world leader in coastal resilience and mitigation of climate change impacts. But what more can be done to protect its development gains? A new World…

Swarna Kazi, Ignacio Urrutia |

World Bank report on future of manufacturing in Bangladesh finds that firms with higher technology levels in Bangladesh’s manufacturing sector perform better. Strengthening firm capabilities can…

Gaurav Nayyar, Siddharth Sharma |

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 |

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 |

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 |

For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

The importance of finance for investment and growth implies that the financial sector is central to the growth agenda in Pakistan. And yet, Pakistan’s financial sector has under-delivered on its…

Namoos Zaheer, Rafay Khan |

To tackle climate change and protect the planet, protecting coastal ecosystems and blue carbon solutions will be critical. Blue carbon is carbon captured by the ocean and coastal ecosystems, and…

Christophe Crepin, Rahat Jabeen, Sachiko Kondo |

Mounting concerns over transport emissions contributing to climate change, coupled with the insatiable demand for expensive petroleum from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, have compelled…

Gerald Ollivier, Shyam Srinivasan, Shyamasis Das |