Building on our cooperation with the City of Chennai and its Gender and Policy Lab, the World Bank sought to better understand the challenges women face while using public transport in towns and…

Mitali Nikore, Gerald Ollivier |

The government of Bangladesh disaggregates the country's 64 districts into six ecological zones based on hydrological characteristics and climate risks. This plan deems 58 districts to be “…

Wameq Azfar Raza, Keiko Inoue |

Survey findings show that the services delivered through the POSHAN Abhiyaan were associated with improved nutrition behaviors, helping lay a strong foundation for improving nutrition.

Deepika Chaudhery, Chris Andersen, Rahul Pandey, Deepali Hariprasad, Mohini Kak |

BETI is World Bank’s pilot in the area of digital financial inclusion to help micro-level women entrepreneurs learn how to use mobile-based solutions to improve their bookkeeping, better manage…

Tushar Arora, Karthik Laxman, Sharmista Appaya |

The World Bank, the Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development, BRAC, BOMA, Jeevika, and India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission come together to share the learnings from Bangladesh,…

Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Anna O'Donnell |

Despite the challenges of hosting almost a million of the Displaced Rohingya Population (DRPs) since 2017, the government of Bangladesh together with its humanitarian and development partners have…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz |

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

Hans Timmer |

As the gusts of the COVID-19 pandemic quieten, South Asian economies, left fragile and uneven in their recovery, are facing renewed headwinds: high inflation, rising fiscal deficits, and…

Zoe Leiyu Xie, Xiao'ou Zhu |

World Bank research in Bangladesh shows how access to quality child caregiving is often overlooked. A skilled workforce trained and retained in caregiving can play a vital role in a child’s…

Tashmina Rahman, Farzana Shams, Tamara Arnold Urzua |