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 |

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 |

To broaden access to a rich set of subnational and spatial statistics and to complement the work of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) by producing quality statistics for policy makers and…

Ayago Wambile, Sailesh Tiwari, Claudia Berg |

Road safety in Bangladesh

Guangzhe Chen |

Two-wheeler crashes account for the highest death rate around the world, compared to other road traffic crashes. The situation is particularly alarming in South Asia. But the proper use of…

Jean Todt, Hartwig Schafer |

The Covid-19 pandemic brought global tourism and travel to a standstill. Although the health impact of the pandemic has been fairly contained in Maldives, its economic consequences for the tourism…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

In Sri Lanka, the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project is making a paradigm shift in mindsets of rural Sri Lankans by raising awareness, providing training and building laboratories for…

Rubika Shrestha, Thiruni Liyanage, Kristoffer Welsien |