The scale of the climate challenge facing South Asia is immense. Average temperatures have risen by 1 °C since pre-industrial times, leading to more scorching heatwaves across India and Pakistan.…

Abhas Jha |

In Bangladesh, the Health and Gender Support Project for Cox’s Bazar district (HGSP) has had an immense impact on islands such as Kutubdia, by removing barriers to high-quality and cost-effective…

Md Rafi Hossain, Bushra Binte Alam |

According to WHO, the rate of road traffic fatalities in Bangladesh is 15.3 per 100,000 people. A number that can be significantly reduced through the appropriate use of trauma registries and…

Suresh Kunhi Mohammed, Md Rafi Hossain, Ramim Ahmed |

More than 850 million people in South Asia live in poverty, trying to survive on just $3.65 a day. Many of them are also dealing with the effects of climate change and other shocks.  Recent events…

John Roome |

The rise in popularity of motorcycles and the growth in mobility has come with a grim consequence in Bangladesh - an increase in fatal motorcycle accidents. So how can it curb deaths and injuries…

Dilshad Sultan Dossani, Ahmed Najmul Hussein |

South Asia’s transition away from fossil fuels will have significant labor market impacts, which could leave many workers stranded in lower-wage jobs in declining industries.

Margaret Triyana |

Between 18 to 20 million people join the working-age population in South Asia, every year, but only a third to a half of them will be employed.

Mathew Verghis, Meriem Ait Ali Slimane |

New energy-saving technologies offer South Asian countries an opportunity to modernize their economies, and will be an integral part of their energy transition.

Siddharth Sharma |

Output growth in South Asia is projected to remain stronger than in other regions, but is nonetheless not strong enough for most countries to reach high-income thresholds within a generation.

Patrick Kirby |