These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

Trishna Thapa |

Pakistan's first-ever virtual job fair STEM Forward 2020 Job Fair helped Pakistani graduates and young professionals connect with energy sector employers, fine-tune resumes and prepare for…

Nameerah Hameed, Ramla Qureshi, Tehreem Saifey Ford, Gunjan Gautam |

Kamala is one of 149 women mobile masons hired by the National Reconstruction Authority in 14 districts in Nepal most affected by the earthquake for providing socio-technical assistance under the…

Sulochana Nepali |

The lack of affordable and reliable childcare options in Sri Lanka, especially for for daily wage earners, has brought the issue of childcare sharply into focus.

Renu Warnasuriya |

Afghanistan's power utility has achieved success in increasing gender equality in the organization. In 2018, it launched a new internship program to provide better opportunities for recent…

Yukari Shibuya |

Niranjala’s husband started physically abusing her soon after they got married. It got worse after their first child. When she was about to file for a divorce, the pandemic struck.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

In Nepal, COVID-19 has intensified the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls. Despite limited resources, Nepal's gender-based violence service providers have stepped up to…

Jaya Sharma, Deepa Rai, Sachi Mulmi |

While the poor have suffered severely during the crisis, many informal workers in the middle of the income distribution also experienced a large drop in earnings.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma, Hans Timmer |

The social and economic footprint of the COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous pressure on decision-makers to respond quickly and efficiently. We highlight three specific examples that can help…

Emcet O. Tas, Najaf Zahra |

In Nepal, children with disabilities face serious obstacles. Only about 50% of schools in Nepal are providing some form of remote teaching-learning support to children with disabilities.

Maya Sherpa, Cristian Aedo, Karthika Radhakrishnan-Nair |