Sri Lanka's population is young now, but getting older quickly. What does this demographic transition mean to you and for Sri Lanka?Join a live chat Jan. 7 on the World Bank Sri Lanka…

Dilinika Peiris |

What if your shopping sprees could make both you and society happy? That every time you bought your favorite clothes, you also benefitted the poor and the environment? Some Japanese companies are…

Saori Imaizumi |

It is hard to talk about South Asia without invoking its demographics. The region will contribute nearly 40 percent of the growth in the world’s working age (15-64) population, and will need to…

Mabruk Kabir |

The last year and a half has seen everyone sit up and take notice of youth unemployment like never before – either because of the Arab Spring or protests by discontent educated youth in European…

Anushka Wijesinha |

South Asia is among the fastest growing regions in the world, but it is also home to the largest concentration of people living in conditions of debilitating poverty, human misery, gender…

Ejaz Ghani |

In preparation for Sri Lanka’s next Country Partnership Strategy with the World Bank, we’ve been consulting with numerous groups, including those representing youth, for their ideas and feedback.…

Sandya Salgado |