India must reimagine the way cities are planned - putting people at the centre of the conversation on road safety and prioritizing the most vulnerable users—pedestrians and cyclists—on our streets…

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Muskanben and her group had just been trained in digital skills by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), a membership-based organization that seeks to improve the lives and livelihoods of…

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As a response to COVID-19, the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank are coordinating more than $15.4 billion in wide-ranging lending programs in South Asia.

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In India, two-wheelers remain the affordable choice for commuters but they are more prone to accidents than cars. How can India ensuring a safer and more enjoyable driving experience on roads?

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Has COVID-19 ushered in a new era for how Pakistan delivers education? Evidence points to the fact that the EdTech sector has become a crucial education player.

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In 2019, road deaths in Tamil Nadu fell to 10,000, a reduction of over 25 percent. What important lessons on road safety can other Indian states learn from Tamil Nadu’s successful experience? 

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After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, mangroves emerged as one of the unlikely stars that could avert the worst impacts of such disasters. Restoring India’s mangroves is the way forward for…

Peeyush Sekhsaria |

These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

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COVID-19 has put Indian children at even higher risk of extreme poverty and malnutrition. At the same time, the lockdowns have increased the time fathers spend at home. In this new reality, how…

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Pakistan's first-ever virtual job fair STEM Forward 2020 Job Fair helped Pakistani graduates and young professionals connect with energy sector employers, fine-tune resumes and prepare for…

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