South Asia is sometimes known as the land of extremes with opulence surrounded by poverty. How much social mobility is there in South Asia? The intuitive answer is: very little. South Asia is home…

Yue Li, Martin Rama |

The Port of Chittagong at night in Bangladesh. South Asia has a great opportunity to increase exports to realize greater growth and prosperity. ​Photo by: Shahadat Rahman Shemul  Watching export…

Markus Kitzmuller |

Ismail Ferdous/World Bank South Asia’s Commerce Ministers meet in Thimphu on July 24. Getting there would not have been easy for many of them, with no direct flights between Thimphu and four of…

Sanjay Kathuria, Sohaib Shahid |

  Buy a leather case for your wife’s smartphone on Amazon, select shipping from China with an estimated delivery time of 4-6 weeks, and then be pleasantly surprised when it turns up on your…

Sanjay Kathuria |

We've rounded up 39 tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation, and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Bangladesh,…

Liana Pistell |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

أطلقت مصر عام 1991 برنامج الإصلاح الاقتصادي والتكيّف الهيكلي لمواجهة الظروف الاقتصادية الملحة. وأجبر الوضع المالي الصعب الحكومة على إعادة جدولة الدين العام مرتين، سنة 1987 وثم 1991. وتحرك برنامج…

Karim Badr El-Din |

In 1991, Egypt launched the Economic Reform and Structural Transformation Program (ERSAP) to address dire economic conditions. The difficult financial situation forced the government to reschedule…

Karim Badr El-Din |

En 1991, l’Égypte s’est engagée dans un programme de réforme économique et d’ajustement structurel (ERSAP) pour sortir de l’impasse économique. En proie à des difficultés financières, le pays…

Karim Badr El-Din |

We've rounded up 15 Tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation, and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Bhutan,…

Liana Pistell |