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 |

There are various benefits to adopting a smart green transition strategy to ward off climate damages in South Asia. Now is an opportune time to plan ahead for a greener, more energy-independent…

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Lazar Milivojevic, Victor Mylonas |

As India faces increasing extreme weather events, the World Bank’s South Asia Region Transport Global Practice is working to build resilient transport networks by improving the country’s national…

Rashi Grover, Pawan Kumar Sharma |

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

Hans Timmer |

Mounting concerns over transport emissions contributing to climate change, coupled with the insatiable demand for expensive petroleum from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, have compelled…

Gerald Ollivier, Shyam Srinivasan, Shyamasis Das |

If groundwater is managed carefully, it can not only provide a much-needed buffer when the monsoons fail, but also help mitigate the far-reaching impacts of climate change on India’s most…

John Roome |

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 |

Two-wheeler crashes account for the highest death rate around the world, compared to other road traffic crashes. The situation is particularly alarming in South Asia. But the proper use of…

Jean Todt, Hartwig Schafer |

In Sri Lanka, the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project is making a paradigm shift in mindsets of rural Sri Lankans by raising awareness, providing training and building laboratories for…

Rubika Shrestha, Thiruni Liyanage, Kristoffer Welsien |