Change is brewing in Nepal Amma Café in Lumbini is breaking ground by initiating some much-needed change.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

December 16, 2021, Bangladesh will achieve an important milestone – 50 years of independence. History, chance, and astute state craftsmanship are at the core of Bangladesh’s success.

Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in reducing undernutrition. Yet much remains to be done as a third of all children in Bangladesh under the age of five are stunted, and nearly one in five…

Seenithamby Manoharan, Samina Yasmin, Jean Saint-Geours, Wameq Azfar Raza, Deepika Chaudhery |

By addressing core issues in its social protection programs targeted for early years, Bangladesh can continue to make further gains in human capital and help to bring more children from poor and…

Mostafa Amir Sabbih, Aneeka Rahman, Aline Coudouel |

While countries should take advantage of the apparel industry to bring more women in the labor force, they also need policies to tackle barriers that prevent women from pursuing careers.

Stacey Frederick, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara |

Even though services contribute immensely to other sectors all over the world, including manufacturing, they are continually underappreciated when calculating growth and productivity.

Valerie Mercer-Blackman |

As COP26 ends with a much-debated final Glasgow Climate Pact, the discussions on progress and implementation are underway. As we roll out the implementation of the World Bank Group’s South Asia…

Abhas Jha |

Transitions are never easy. Yet, with climate change, they are absolutely vital for South Asia for a green recovery beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and for reducing poverty in the long term.

Lazar Milivojevic, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

The impacts of mismanaged plastic pollution on the climate, as well as on livelihoods and ecosystems, are an urgent development challenge.

Nina Tsydenova, Pawan Patil |