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 |

South Asian countries face competing policy priorities as they continue to address the scars from the COVID-19 pandemic amid a series of shocks rocking the region.

Zoe Leiyu Xie, Xiao'ou Zhu |

Without adequate cooling, these conditions undermine countries’ development. When blistering heat strikes South Asia, the poor and most vulnerable, like Ravinder Kumar, suffer the worst impacts.…

Abhas Jha, Mehul Jain |

Energy—along with the innovations, investments, and growth it makes possible across economies—is at the heart of development, and in South Asia, the decarbonization of the energy sector is key to…

Margaret Triyana, Yi (Claire) Li |

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 |

Developing countries can take advantage of the metaverse by using immersive technologies in education and training.

Randeep Sudan, Oleg Petrov, Garima Gupta |

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 |