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 |

South Asians are coming together to beat plastics pollution and we can do more! So, this Valentine’s Day, let’s toss aside some plastic to show our love for our land, rivers and oceans.

Anu Prabhala |

From plastic pollution to remittance flows, climate change to digital technology, human capital to road safety, we look back at the past year and highlight some of the most popular blogs from 2021…

Trishna Thapa |

The pandemic-induced lifestyle changes will exacerbate the already acute plastics waste challenges in South Asia unless urgent action is taken.

Monika Kumar, Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |

The impacts of mismanaged plastic pollution on the climate, as well as on livelihoods and ecosystems, are an urgent development challenge.

Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |

Through the South Asia Climate Roadmap, we are ramping up World Bank Group (WBG) support for mitigation and adaptation efforts in the region over the next five years.

Hartwig Schafer, John Roome |

The Himalayan region—spread across six countries covering an area of 595,000 square kilometers, which is almost the size of Ukraine—is unquestionably a tourist and mountaineering haven. Tourism…

Rahat Jabeen, Pyush Dogra, Drona Ghimire, Naysa Ahuja, Perinaz Bhada-Tata |

Nepal’s government made a progressive change to its forest policy and transferred user rights for a large part of its forests to local communities. Today, 34% of Nepal’s forests are managed by…

Andrea Kutter, Andrew Mitchell |