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 |

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 |

South Asian countries face competing policy priorities as they continue to address the scars from the COVID-19 pandemic amid a series of shocks rocking the region.

Zoe Leiyu Xie, Xiao'ou Zhu |

As my World Bank Group colleagues and I prepare for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, we know that climate change is a serious risk multiplier that hinders sustainable and inclusive development across…

Martin Raiser |

Without adequate cooling, these conditions undermine countries’ development. When blistering heat strikes South Asia, the poor and most vulnerable, like Ravinder Kumar, suffer the worst impacts.…

Abhas Jha, Mehul Jain |

Energy—along with the innovations, investments, and growth it makes possible across economies—is at the heart of development, and in South Asia, the decarbonization of the energy sector is key to…

Margaret Triyana, Yi (Claire) Li |

From food insecurity and lack of services, to limited or no economic opportunities, millions of Sri Lankans are facing acute risks and deprivations.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

The World Bank, the Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development, BRAC, BOMA, Jeevika, and India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission come together to share the learnings from Bangladesh,…

Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Anna O'Donnell |