World Bank research shows how mangroves can be used as a protective barrier for storm surges in coastal areas of Bangladesh.
The deadly COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.
World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…
While disasters such as earthquakes or floods affect everyone, their impacts are unevenly felt by different population groups.
Weather forecasts tailored for Bangladesh farmers are helping them adapt to extreme weather.
South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or…
Barisal and its neighboring districts are highly prone to climate hazards, like extreme flooding and rising salinity in soil and water.
This causes waterlogging and disrupts traditional…
As heatwaves intensify, life for many South Asians will change. While this change may not be fully reversible, with appropriate policy and action, it can be managed to ease its impact.