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 |

The importance of finance for investment and growth implies that the financial sector is central to the growth agenda in Pakistan. And yet, Pakistan’s financial sector has under-delivered on its…

Namoos Zaheer, Rafay Khan |

To tackle climate change and protect the planet, protecting coastal ecosystems and blue carbon solutions will be critical. Blue carbon is carbon captured by the ocean and coastal ecosystems, and…

Christophe Crepin, Rahat Jabeen, Sachiko Kondo |

Mounting concerns over transport emissions contributing to climate change, coupled with the insatiable demand for expensive petroleum from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, have compelled…

Gerald Ollivier, Shyam Srinivasan, Shyamasis Das |

If groundwater is managed carefully, it can not only provide a much-needed buffer when the monsoons fail, but also help mitigate the far-reaching impacts of climate change on India’s most…

John Roome |

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic was particularly severe on daily wage earners and others with no employment protection. The lockdowns imposed and disruption in economic activities increased food…

Namash Nazar, Fida Muhammad, Daud Khan, Willem Janssen |

Perhaps there can be a silver lining from the current load shedding (planned power cuts due to insufficient supply) that is affecting the electricity sector in Pakistan: the immediate…

Oliver Knight |

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 |