The converging technology revolution has the potential to build and protect human capital through improved service delivery; create jobs and innovation; and empower human capital through inclusion…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Sajitha Bashir, Klaus Tilmes, Naoto Kanehira |

In October 2019, JP Morgan Chase – a multinational investment bank - joined hands with the World Bank and the Indian government to facilitate the school-to-work transition for India’s youth,…

Shabnam Sinha, Kanupriya Misra |

To mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change in drought prone districts, a project in Maharashtra, India is helping farmers adopt climate resilient agriculture practices and improve…

Ranjan Samantaray |

Remittance flows are a major source of income for all countries in South Asia, larger than all other capital inflows combined.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Yi (Claire) Li |

Eastern Waterways Grid has the potential to rejuvenate the economies of the eastern subcontinent, generating rich dividends for the South Asia region’s 600 million people.

Natalya Stankevich, Erik Nora, Arnab Bandyopadhyay. |

South Asia has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Countries need to prepare for future shock and re-envision the delivery of essential services such as health, education, and social protection…

Hartwig Schafer |

The Himalayan region—spread across six countries covering an area of 595,000 square kilometers, which is almost the size of Ukraine—is unquestionably a tourist and mountaineering haven. Tourism…

Rahat Jabeen, Pyush Dogra, Drona Ghimire, Naysa Ahuja, Perinaz Bhada-Tata |

A World Bank report provides new evidence of how black carbon compounds the effects of climate change to accelerate the melting of the glaciers of the Himalayas.

Muthukumara Mani |

The Nai Manzil program run by India’s Ministry of Minority Affairs provides school dropouts from minority communities in 26 states and 3 union territories with six months of education and three…

Marguerite Clarke, Pradyumna Bhattacharjee, Meghna Sharma |