Even though services contribute immensely to other sectors all over the world, including manufacturing, they are continually underappreciated when calculating growth and productivity.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman |

As COP26 ends with a much-debated final Glasgow Climate Pact, the discussions on progress and implementation are underway. As we roll out the implementation of the World Bank Group’s South Asia…

Abhas Jha |

A native of of Visakhapatnam on India’s southeastern coast, Pavani has witnessed the dramatic changes foreign investment can bring. She was the first employee hired in 2008 when Sri Lankan firm…

Sanjay Kathuria, Ravindra A. Yatawara, Xiao'ou Zhu |

Transitions are never easy. Yet, with climate change, they are absolutely vital for South Asia for a green recovery beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and for reducing poverty in the long term.

Lazar Milivojevic, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

The impacts of mismanaged plastic pollution on the climate, as well as on livelihoods and ecosystems, are an urgent development challenge.

Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |

Despite the ferocious resurgence of COVID-19 earlier this year, South Asia continues to recover, thanks to targeted lockdowns, accelerated vaccination rollout, and trade demand from outside the…

Miguel Otero Nule, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

Through the South Asia Climate Roadmap, we are ramping up World Bank Group (WBG) support for mitigation and adaptation efforts in the region over the next five years.

Hartwig Schafer, John Roome |

Green, resilient, and Inclusive development offers South Asian countries a real opportunity to implement lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis and enable a long-term economic recovery across…

Hans Timmer |