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 |

The World Bank supports cybersecurity skills development initiatives in developing countries to help close the cybersecurity skills gap and enhance cyber resilience as a catalyst for socio-…

Ghislain de Salins, Anat Lewin |

The Maldives Ocean Hackathon aimed to find innovative solutions to tackle climate change challenges faced by the Maldives, such as ocean pollution, renewable energy, and coastal community…

Jerome Bezzina, Anna Metz |

Improved agriculture services and irrigation boost rural livelihoods in Nepal
Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project

Rubika Shrestha, Karishma Wasti |

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 |

India is one of the world's leading producers of agricultural commodities, producing more milk and pulses than any other country. It is also the second largest producer of rice, wheat, fruit…

Bekzod Shamsiev, Farbod Youssefi |

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 |

A Year after Pakistan’s Deluge - How community-centric public works are supporting the most vulnerable

Yoko Okura, Jamal Mustafa Shoro |

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 |