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 |

The importance of finance for investment and growth implies that the financial sector is central to the growth agenda in Pakistan. And yet, Pakistan’s financial sector has under-delivered on its…

Namoos Zaheer, Rafay Khan |

To tackle climate change and protect the planet, protecting coastal ecosystems and blue carbon solutions will be critical. Blue carbon is carbon captured by the ocean and coastal ecosystems, and…

Christophe Crepin, Rahat Jabeen, Sachiko Kondo |

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 |

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic was particularly severe on daily wage earners and others with no employment protection. The lockdowns imposed and disruption in economic activities increased food…

Namash Nazar, Fida Muhammad, Daud Khan, Willem Janssen |

Perhaps there can be a silver lining from the current load shedding (planned power cuts due to insufficient supply) that is affecting the electricity sector in Pakistan: the immediate…

Oliver Knight |