Delhi and the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR) are often the focus of media reports on air quality, but poor air quality is a concern across the country, as noted in a recent World Bank…

John Roome |

For some women in Bhutan, COVID-19 has shown that their home is a dangerous place to be. The pandemic has exacerbated economic pressures and worsened tensions at home, often leading to increased…

Tenzin Lhaden |

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 |

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 |

Nepal identified its second COVID-19 case on March 24 and immediately went into lockdown. Since then, the government has committed to boosting testing to curb the virus' transmission.

Manav Bhattarai, Kari L. Hurt |

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 |

While Nepal's mountainous terrain offers prospects for tourism, landslides pose a significant challenge to communities.

Faris Hadad-Zervos, John Roome |

The World Bank Group's 2020 Human Capital Index reminds us that much still needs to be to done to strengthen human development outcomes such as health and education.

Hartwig Schafer |

The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) is setting protocols for staggered work at congested locations, checking and quarantining labor and supplies, sanitizing work sites, and more.

Sanjeev Moholkar, Gopalaswamy Srihari |

The strict lockdown imposed by the Government of India on March 24 brought most economic activity to a hard stop. The extent to which the economy would be able to bounce back following re-opening…

Alreena Renita Pinto, Aditi Bhowmick, Raghav Kapoor Adlakha |