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

Hans Timmer |

Nepal's economy is expected to grow by 3.7 percent in the current fiscal year and 4.1 percent in FY2022/23, led by a recovery of the services sector amid high COVID-19 vaccination rates.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

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 |

If we don’t get gender equality right, sustainable development will still be a far-off dream. What is stopping us from getting there?

Mercy Tembon |

In Bangladesh, the childcare sector is in its nascent stage. A recent study of low-income mothers in urban Bangladesh found that 73 percent of respondents cited childbirth and childcare…

Fahmina Rahman, Anmol Kamra |

The growing use of e-commerce services by small firms to sell their product may become central to the services-led growth prospects of South Asia.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma |

A World Bank program in Bangladesh supported women fish farmers to receive cash transfers to cope with losses during the COVID crisis. It is also empowering them to be more inclusive in all…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

Change is brewing in Nepal Amma Café in Lumbini is breaking ground by initiating some much-needed change.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |