Seamless transport integration and strong cross-border transport will make it easier to import and export goods between India and Bangladesh, boosting the income of people near and far.

Cecile Fruman, Matias Herrera Dappe, Charles Kunaka |

COVID-19 had underscored how fragmented Sri Lanka’s domestic supply chains were—particularly those related to agricultural products—leading to inefficiencies throughout the logistics sector.

Winnie Wang |

Six years on, Nepal’s post-earthquake housing reconstruction is nearly complete. Ninety-two percent of the targeted population is on track to move in refurbished and resilient houses.

Sulochana Nepali |

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 |

To help students deal with the adverse impacts of school closures, the Government of Bangladesh introduced remote learning. A World Bank study finds that access to these alternative learning…

Tashmina Rahman, Ramim Ahmed |

Lack of access to transport and mobility shape women’s access to public services—especially to education and health.

Muneeza Mehmood Alam, Matias Herrera Dappe |

The decision on what ID systems to use for vaccine deployment — and how — must be based on whether this will enhance delivery and not hamper any person’s access. Read this blog to learn how…

Jonathan Marskell, Marie Eichholtzer, Vyjayanti T Desai |

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 |

In India, road crashes are intrinsically linked to the victims’ class, gender, income and geographical location.

Hartwig Schafer, Piyush Tewari |