Whether it happens in public spaces or the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of gender-based violence, inflicting harm and stress on its victims and limiting their career or education…

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Rohini P. Pande, Uzma Quresh |

In November 1970, Cyclone Bhola—the world's deadliest tropical cyclone on record—made landfall and devastated Bangladesh's coastline. Fifty years later, the country has become a leader…

Swarna Kazi |

Karachi is at a crossroads. Will flooded businesses and interrupted connectivity become the new normal and hamper it’s economic success?

Henrike Brecht, Ahsan Tehsin |

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in South Asia, reversing years of hard-won development and economic gains, it is more necessary than ever to think consciously about the future of transport and…

Hartwig Schafer |

Animal disease control through vaccination is the most cost-effective way to reduce disease incidence and minimize economic losses. Bangladesh government efforts to step up animal vaccination is…

Marimuthu Swaminathan, Izabela Leao, Samina Yasmin |

How has the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing school closures impacted Pakistan? We are tracking the learning loss that has accumulated in the country and how the crisis affects schools and…

Koen Geven, Amer Hasan, Cristian Aedo |

In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has improved its human capital. Child and maternal mortality reduced, the rate of stunting for children under 5 dropped from 43 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in…

Mercy Tembon |

The World Bank's recently-updated approach to help South Asian nations work together to cope with COVID-19 and unlock new opportunities for growth focuses on resilience, economic connectivity…

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

To enhance its resilience to natural disasters and sustain inclusive growth, Pakistan will need to assess seismic vulnerabilities, identify high-risk structures, and implement comprehensive…

Ella Kim, Bilal Khalid, Elif Ayhan, Ahsan Tehsin |