As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.

John Roome |

As we address pandemic-related food security in the region, this is a good time to revisit important lessons learned from the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative.

Cecile Fruman, Yinan Zhang |

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 |

Sur les 450 millions d'habitants de la région, près des deux tiers, soit environ 300 millions de personnes, ont moins de 35 ans.

Anna Bjerde |

Of the region’s 450 million people, nearly two-thirds, almost 300 million people, are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, this vast human resource is highly “untapped,” and nearly 80 percent of…

Anna Bjerde |

فمن بين سكان المنطقة البالغ عددهم 450 مليون نسمة، ما يقرب من ثلثي هذا العدد، أي نحو 300 مليون شخص، تحت سن الخامسة والثلاثين. لسوء الحظ، هذه الموارد البشرية الهائلة "غير مستغلة" إلى حد…

Anna Bjerde |

Becoming more equal in East Asia Pacific by reducing the trade-offs between work and home

Victoria Kwakwa |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

WomenX – Taking It To Scale – Women At The Helm It takes a special type of woman to be an entrepreneur. I didn’t quite know what to expect when, earlier this year, I met with a group of women…

Cecile Fruman |