The Maldives is a small island nation with a vibrant marine ecosystem and an abundance of marine protected areas. Sadly, it also stands out as particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate…

Aminath Shauna, Faris Hadad-Zervos |

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed two of the most disadvantaged groups out of work: women and youth.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Vanessa Olakemi Dovonou |

Supporting Nepal’s Macroeconomic Forecasting to Strengthen Policy Actions, Nepal Standalone Macro-Fiscal Model,

Alice Joan Brooks, Nayan Krishna Joshi |

A tumultuous year of deep uncertainty brought on by multiple overlapping crises in which South Asia was hit by a series of unprecedented shocks. Here's a look back at 2022 in 10 blogs.

Adnan Siddiqi |

Across Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, climate shocks are undoing decades of developmental growth. In each country, the poor and vulnerable are disproportionately impacted while adaptation and…

Thomas Kerr |

Strengthening Systems to Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Louise Cord, Faris Hadad-Zervos |

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 |

This year’s devastating floods in Pakistan and a deadly heatwave highlight the urgent need for cross-border cooperation to prepare for climate disasters in South Asia.

Cecile Fruman, Saleemul Huq |