By addressing core issues in its social protection programs targeted for early years, Bangladesh can continue to make further gains in human capital and help to bring more children from poor and…

Mostafa Amir Sabbih, Aneeka Rahman, Aline Coudouel |

While countries should take advantage of the apparel industry to bring more women in the labor force, they also need policies to tackle barriers that prevent women from pursuing careers.

Stacey Frederick, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara |

Even though services contribute immensely to other sectors all over the world, including manufacturing, they are continually underappreciated when calculating growth and productivity.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman |

As COP26 ends with a much-debated final Glasgow Climate Pact, the discussions on progress and implementation are underway. As we roll out the implementation of the World Bank Group’s South Asia…

Abhas Jha |

A native of of Visakhapatnam on India’s southeastern coast, Pavani has witnessed the dramatic changes foreign investment can bring. She was the first employee hired in 2008 when Sri Lankan firm…

Sanjay Kathuria, Ravindra A. Yatawara, Xiao'ou Zhu |

Climate change is not a problem for the future; it is already happening in Bangladesh. New evidence shows that the more the climate changes, the more physical and mental health issues are likely…

Mercy Tembon |

Transitions are never easy. Yet, with climate change, they are absolutely vital for South Asia for a green recovery beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and for reducing poverty in the long term.

Lazar Milivojevic, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

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 |