Over the last decade, China has become one of the rising stars of global innovation. The Chinese government considers innovation to be one of the key drivers of its future growth and convergence…

Denis Medvedev, Marcin Piatkowski, Shahid Yusuf |

As South Asian governments fight to recover their coronavirus-ravaged economies, a new regional project will help make key sectors like agriculture and transport more resilient to shocks caused by…

Haris Khan, Atishay Abbhi, Keisuke Iyadomi |

Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but…

Deepa Rai |

Precision agriculture for smallholder farmers in Vietnam: How the Internet of Things (IoT) helps smallholder paddy farmers use water more efficiently

Vikas Choudhary, Karin Fock |

The unprecedented crisis posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) will mean that South Asia might experience its worst economic performance in 40 years, with at least half its countries falling into a…

Hans Timmer, Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Robert C M Beyer |

Vietnam took quick and decisive actions and is one of the few countries so far that has coped with the situation relatively well. There have been no COVID-related deaths and, as of April 14, only…

Ousmane Dione |

Fragile and conflict-affected countries are home to about 46% of the world’s extreme poor. The need for support is great in these environments, but ironically, data is scarcer than anywhere else…

Filip Jolevski, Jorge Luis Rodriguez Meza |

As it continues to spread, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is triggering an economic fallout that will drive millions into poverty and further increase inequality. We are fighting back.

Hartwig Schafer |

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

Cecile Fruman, Mandakini Kaul |

A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.

David Malpass |