For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

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 |

World Bank research in Bangladesh shows how access to quality child caregiving is often overlooked. A skilled workforce trained and retained in caregiving can play a vital role in a child’s…

Tashmina Rahman, Farzana Shams, Tamara Arnold Urzua |

March 10th, 2022 marks an important milestone in the World Bank Group’s support to Pakistan in its land and housing sectors, with the approval of three complementary investments. This trilogy of…

Namoos Zaheer, Shahnaz Arshad, Dongkyu Kwak |

If we don’t get gender equality right, sustainable development will still be a far-off dream. What is stopping us from getting there?

Mercy Tembon |

In Bangladesh, the childcare sector is in its nascent stage. A recent study of low-income mothers in urban Bangladesh found that 73 percent of respondents cited childbirth and childcare…

Fahmina Rahman, Anmol Kamra |

A World Bank program in Bangladesh supported women fish farmers to receive cash transfers to cope with losses during the COVID crisis. It is also empowering them to be more inclusive in all…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

Change is brewing in Nepal Amma Café in Lumbini is breaking ground by initiating some much-needed change.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

From plastic pollution to remittance flows, climate change to digital technology, human capital to road safety, we look back at the past year and highlight some of the most popular blogs from 2021…

Trishna Thapa |