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 |

Driving east from Kolkata on the historic Jessore road, there is little to indicate that India’s busiest Integrated Check Post (ICP) lies ahead on the Bangladesh border. Delays are frequent on the…

Mandakini Kaul |

The growing use of e-commerce services by small firms to sell their product may become central to the services-led growth prospects of South Asia.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma |

Powered by AI, countries can have incredible potential to solve complex development challenges and expand access to innovative services.

Zaki Khoury, Yulia Lesnichaya |

South Asians are coming together to beat plastics pollution and we can do more! So, this Valentine’s Day, let’s toss aside some plastic to show our love for our land, rivers and oceans.

Anu Prabhala |

South Asia’s tourism heavy nations are well poised to take advantage of new services and digital technologies along with a new-found need for wellness post-pandemic, to boost their economies.

Yi (Claire) Li, Valerie Mercer-Blackman |