To help students deal with the adverse impacts of school closures, the Government of Bangladesh introduced remote learning. A World Bank study finds that access to these alternative learning…

Tashmina Rahman, Ramim Ahmed |

South Asia is one of the regions’ most vulnerable to the impacts of climate-induced extremes. A new publication "Inclusive Resilience: Inclusion Matters for Resilience in South Asia"…

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez |

With the help of technology and World Bank support, the Bangladesh government was able to immediately give out emergency cash transfers to 400,000 vulnerable farmers during the pandemic.

Elma Zahir, Wesley De Witt, Eun Joo Allison Yi, Christian Berger |

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…

Cecile Fruman |

Women in Bangladesh are leading in every field from the grassroots to the top, private to public, and finding their voices at the family, community, or national levels.

Mercy Tembon |

Slum-dwellers in the city of Chattogram, Bangladesh, no longer have to queue up to collect water and spend $2.36 for 1,000 liters. Ever since some 40 water taps were installed in a single slum,…

Arif Ahamed |

New World Bank study show how coastal communities in Bangladesh, and who are vulnerable to climate change threats, are still financially interdependent after migration in spite of income and size…

Susmita Dasgupta, David Wheeler, Mainul Huq, Utpal Roy |

These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

Trishna Thapa |

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.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma, Hans Timmer |

Whether it happens in public spaces or the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of gender-based violence, inflicting harm and stress on its victims and limiting their career or education…

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Rohini P. Pande, Uzma Quresh |