As the threat of climate change and rising sea levels looms large, proper planning and management of the Bangladesh delta is critical to the country’s economic growth and development.

John Roome |

On World Environment Day, let’s continue to move forward in fresh, new ways with the help of our partners and our passionate youth to tackle plastic pollution.

Mercy Tembon |

The region is the world’s second largest contributor of solid waste —334 million tons annually-- and is also on track to be the fastest growing contributor to plastic pollution over the next two…

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

Good Neighbours series spotlights successful examples of regional cooperation in South Asia and demonstrates how people-to-people activities advance regionalism. Research guides this World Bank’s…

Mandakini Kaul, Nikita Singla |

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 |

A bold energy venture is about to improve access to sustainable electricity in Afghanistan and raise the living standards of thousands of Afghans.

Christopher James Wahoff |

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 |

Introducing bike lanes in Kandahar has improved road safety and has made daily commute more comfortable for residents of the city.

Tahir Akbar, Adnan Mahmood Awan |

The Indian Ocean offers tremendous opportunities and some challenges for the island, coastal, and inland nations of South Asia and beyond.

Prasad Kariyawasam |