Building on our cooperation with the City of Chennai and its Gender and Policy Lab, the World Bank sought to better understand the challenges women face while using public transport in towns and…

Mitali Nikore, Gerald Ollivier |

Survey findings show that the services delivered through the POSHAN Abhiyaan were associated with improved nutrition behaviors, helping lay a strong foundation for improving nutrition.

Deepika Chaudhery, Chris Andersen, Rahul Pandey, Deepali Hariprasad, Mohini Kak |

BETI is World Bank’s pilot in the area of digital financial inclusion to help micro-level women entrepreneurs learn how to use mobile-based solutions to improve their bookkeeping, better manage…

Tushar Arora, Karthik Laxman, Sharmista Appaya |

The World Bank, the Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development, BRAC, BOMA, Jeevika, and India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission come together to share the learnings from Bangladesh,…

Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Anna O'Donnell |

For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

As the gusts of the COVID-19 pandemic quieten, South Asian economies, left fragile and uneven in their recovery, are facing renewed headwinds: high inflation, rising fiscal deficits, and…

Zoe Leiyu Xie, Xiao'ou Zhu |

March 10th, 2022 marks an important milestone in the World Bank Group’s support to Pakistan in its land and housing sectors, with the approval of three complementary investments. This trilogy of…

Namoos Zaheer, Shahnaz Arshad, Dongkyu Kwak |

From plastic pollution to remittance flows, climate change to digital technology, human capital to road safety, we look back at the past year and highlight some of the most popular blogs from 2021…

Trishna Thapa |

The number of GBV incidents in Pakistan is alarming and there is no quick fix to improve the situation. However, with continued focus on engaging communities to prevent violence and strengthen…

Uzma Quresh, Tanya D'Lima, Ahmad Shah Durrani |

While countries should take advantage of the apparel industry to bring more women in the labor force, they also need policies to tackle barriers that prevent women from pursuing careers.

Stacey Frederick, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara |