The deadly COVID-19 pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.

Cecile Fruman, Mandakini Kaul |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Driven by income gaps, demographic pressures, and climate change, international migration flows are set to increase. The World Bank can support countries in promoting safe, orderly, and regular…

Michal Rutkowski |

The 22 km long state-of-the-art BRT corridor between Hubballi and Dharwad in Karnataka not only makes public transport more reliable, comfortable and convenient than before but also provides…

Nupur Gupta |

Ministers and delegates from around the world gather in Stockholm to discuss road safety initiatives, share lessons from the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and…

Hartwig Schafer |

Malnutrition is a major public health issue in India. It affects children’s chances of survival, increases their susceptibility to illness, reduces their ability to learn, and makes them less…

Suresh Kunhi Mohammed, Abeyah Alomair |

India's POSHAN Abhiyaan aims to reduce stunting in children below six years of age to 25% by 2022 and decrease the incidence of low birth weight among babies. It also aims to lower the rates…

Mohini Kak, Deepika Chaudhery |

Can greater regional integration, knowledge exchange programs and cross-border trade, improve economic opportunity and livelihood for the poor, and empower women at the same time? With the right…

Nasirra Ahsan |

Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019 amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Five charts illustrate…

Temel Taskin |