Remittance flows are a major source of income for all countries in South Asia, larger than all other capital inflows combined.
South Asia has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Countries need to prepare for future shock and re-envision the delivery of essential services such as health, education, and social protection…
COVID-19 had underscored how fragmented Sri Lanka’s domestic supply chains were—particularly those related to agricultural products—leading to inefficiencies throughout the logistics sector.
The pandemic has propelled women entrepreneurs into the digital economy which has allowed them to reach across national boundaries to establish partnerships and target new customers, overcoming…
As a response to COVID-19, the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank are coordinating more than $15.4 billion in wide-ranging lending programs in South Asia.
Sri Lanka is the South Asia region’s top performer in terms of human development outcomes. This is the result of the country’s commitment and long-track record of achievements in health and…
These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.
The lack of affordable and reliable childcare options in Sri Lanka, especially for for daily wage earners, has brought the issue of childcare sharply into focus.
Niranjala’s husband started physically abusing her soon after they got married. It got worse after their first child. When she was about to file for a divorce, the pandemic struck.
While the poor have suffered severely during the crisis, many informal workers in the middle of the income distribution also experienced a large drop in earnings.