Three months after unprecedented floods devastated a third of Pakistan, the situation remains dire. About 3.5 million children have had their education disrupted. As in most disasters, the poorest…

Freya Perry, Izza Farrakh, Elena Roseo |

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed two of the most disadvantaged groups out of work: women and youth.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Vanessa Olakemi Dovonou |

A tumultuous year of deep uncertainty brought on by multiple overlapping crises in which South Asia was hit by a series of unprecedented shocks. Here's a look back at 2022 in 10 blogs.

Adnan Siddiqi |

Across Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, climate shocks are undoing decades of developmental growth. In each country, the poor and vulnerable are disproportionately impacted while adaptation and…

Thomas Kerr |

While Bangladesh maintained robust economic growth over the past decades, it also has repeatedly ranked among the top of the most polluted countries in the world between 2018 to 2021. Its capital…

Wameq Azfar Raza, Iffat Mahmud |

In Bangladesh, expanding the road safety discourse is a necessary imperative for higher economic growth and female labor force participation.

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Erisha Suwal, Wei Yan |

This year’s devastating floods in Pakistan and a deadly heatwave highlight the urgent need for cross-border cooperation to prepare for climate disasters in South Asia.

Cecile Fruman, Saleemul Huq |

When the political crisis hit Afghanistan in August 2021, the private sector was already struggling with an unfavorable investment climate, political instability, endemic corruption, low business…

Mohammad Sulaiman Akbari |

The government of Bangladesh disaggregates the country's 64 districts into six ecological zones based on hydrological characteristics and climate risks. This plan deems 58 districts to be “…

Wameq Azfar Raza, Keiko Inoue |

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), a multi-donor partnership hosted by the World Bank, has known for years how important it is to adopt a more proactive approach to…

Henriette B. Mampuya, Anna Patricia Valerio |