India must reimagine the way cities are planned - putting people at the centre of the conversation on road safety and prioritizing the most vulnerable users—pedestrians and cyclists—on our streets…

Shreya Gadepalli |

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 |

Muskanben and her group had just been trained in digital skills by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), a membership-based organization that seeks to improve the lives and livelihoods of…

Mehnaz Safavian, Tushar Arora, Karthik Laxman |

As a response to COVID-19, the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank are coordinating more than $15.4 billion in wide-ranging lending programs in South Asia.

Hartwig Schafer, Shixin Chen |

In India, two-wheelers remain the affordable choice for commuters but they are more prone to accidents than cars. How can India ensuring a safer and more enjoyable driving experience on roads?

Jaishree Jindel, Gerald Ollivier |

Talangama, like other wetlands around Colombo city, is threatened by the pressures of urbanization. But the community have taken it upon themselves to safeguard the lake and its surroundings.

Nadeera Rajapakse |

Sri Lanka is the South Asia region’s top performer in terms of human development outcomes. This is the result of the country’s commitment and long-track record of achievements in health and…

Chiyo Kanda |

Sri Lanka is pioneering an integrated land management approach to restore its natural resources and create new rural jobs in farming, forestry, nature-based tourism, and transport.

Andrew Zakharenka |

In 2019, road deaths in Tamil Nadu fell to 10,000, a reduction of over 25 percent. What important lessons on road safety can other Indian states learn from Tamil Nadu’s successful experience? 

James Markland, Dipan Bose, Dominic S. Haazen |