As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

The World Bank remains focused on helping to translate global commitments into tangible actions at the country level.

Muhammad Ali Pate |

Last month we reported that remote-sensed nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions fell sharply for nine major cities across the world amid lockdowns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Javier E. Baez, Varun Kshirsagar, Emmanuel Skoufias |

COVID-19 has hit hard lives and economies across South Asia. The World Bank is responding rapidly, helping governments buy vital protective equipment and medical supplies, provide learning to…

Hartwig Schafer |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

The extent of the COVID crisis demonstrates that investments in Kosovo aimed at response and resilience can go a long way in saving lives, by limiting the spread of the disease, and livelihoods.…

Aanchal Anand |

Irrigation agencies around the world have continued to function despite challenging circumstances. However, there have been multiple shocks impacting service delivery.

Pieter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Svetlana Valieva |

Feedback matters: How an education operation in Bihar, India is building better accountability systems

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Shabnam Sinha, Kanchan Parmar, Kumar Vivek |

Members of the World Bank-supported S4YE Youth Advisory Group (YAG) have stepped up to help manage the food crisis in their respective local communities.

Kavell Joseph |

The COVID-19 crisis might not only affect learning in the short term, having other negative effects such as discontinued school feeding programs, but might also create long term consequences in…

Martín E. De Simone, Aisha Garba, Gloria Joseph-Raji, Joan Osa Oviawe, Andrew Ragatz, Alex Twinomugisha |