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 |

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 |

The Covid-19 pandemic brought global tourism and travel to a standstill. Although the health impact of the pandemic has been fairly contained in Maldives, its economic consequences for the tourism…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

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 |

In the face of mounting climate impacts, nature-based solutions – using our natural world to address climate-related and societal challenges – are increasingly becoming a fundamental pillar of…

Nadeera Rajapakse, Caitriona Palmer, Priyanka Dissanayake, Thalyta Ernandya Yuwono |

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 |

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 pandemic-induced lifestyle changes will exacerbate the already acute plastics waste challenges in South Asia unless urgent action is taken.

Monika Kumar, Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |