The COVID-19 pandemic pushed two of the most disadvantaged groups out of work: women and youth.
Supporting Nepal’s Macroeconomic Forecasting to Strengthen Policy Actions, Nepal Standalone Macro-Fiscal Model,
A tumultuous year of deep uncertainty brought on by multiple overlapping crises in which South Asia was hit by a series of unprecedented shocks. Here's a look back at 2022 in 10 blogs.
Across Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, climate shocks are undoing decades of developmental growth. In each country, the poor and vulnerable are disproportionately impacted while adaptation and…
Taking on Poverty and Inequality in Nepal
Strengthening Systems to Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
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.
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), a multi-donor partnership hosted by the World Bank, has known for years how important it is to adopt a more proactive approach to…
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.
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.…