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 |

South Asia is one of the regions’ most vulnerable to the impacts of climate-induced extremes. A new publication "Inclusive Resilience: Inclusion Matters for Resilience in South Asia"…

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez |

With the help of technology and World Bank support, the Bangladesh government was able to immediately give out emergency cash transfers to 400,000 vulnerable farmers during the pandemic.

Elma Zahir, Wesley De Witt, Eun Joo Allison Yi, Christian Berger |

South Asia is the second largest contributor to global plastic waste. How are the countries of South Asia coming together to beat marine plastic pollution?

Cecile Fruman, John Roome, Pawan Patil |

Hear from three prominent women leaders from South Asia who have charted a path toward a more gender-equal world.

Subina Shrestha, Tehreem Saifey Ford, Erisha Suwal |