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…

Shreya Gadepalli |

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…

Mehnaz Safavian, Tushar Arora, Karthik Laxman |

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.

Hartwig Schafer, Shixin Chen |

Talangama, like other wetlands around Colombo city, is threatened by the pressures of urbanization. But the community have taken it upon themselves to safeguard the lake and its surroundings.

Nadeera Rajapakse |

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?

Jaishree Jindel, Gerald Ollivier |

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.

Neelam Ejaz, Neha Ravail Khaliq, Yahya Bajwa |

Sri Lanka is the South Asia region’s top performer in terms of human development outcomes. This is the result of the country’s commitment and long-track record of achievements in health and…

Chiyo Kanda |

Sri Lanka is pioneering an integrated land management approach to restore its natural resources and create new rural jobs in farming, forestry, nature-based tourism, and transport.

Andrew Zakharenka |

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? 

James Markland, Dipan Bose, Dominic S. Haazen |

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 |