COVID-19 had underscored how fragmented Sri Lanka’s domestic supply chains were—particularly those related to agricultural products—leading to inefficiencies throughout the logistics sector.

Winnie Wang |

Lack of access to transport and mobility shape women’s access to public services—especially to education and health.

Muneeza Mehmood Alam, Matias Herrera Dappe |

The city has begun to recycle wastewater at scale to meet the non-drinking water needs of its industries.

Poonam Ahluwalia, Raghu Kesavan |

In Sri Lanka, providing affordable childcare services and improving women’s labor force participation are mutually reinforcing, especially as the country prepares its post-COVID-19 recovery…

Sangeeta Dey, Shobhana Sosale |

Global statistics on road safety hide many disparities when it comes to the geographic distribution of victims, their socioeconomic profile, and, perhaps more surprisingly, their gender.

Wei Yan, Dr. Soames Job, BA (Honours 1), PhD, GAICD, FACRS |

While the poor have suffered severely during the crisis, many informal workers in the middle of the income distribution also experienced a large drop in earnings.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma, Hans Timmer |

In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

The World Bank's recently-updated approach to help South Asian nations work together to cope with COVID-19 and unlock new opportunities for growth focuses on resilience, economic connectivity…

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

To enhance its resilience to natural disasters and sustain inclusive growth, Pakistan will need to assess seismic vulnerabilities, identify high-risk structures, and implement comprehensive…

Ella Kim, Bilal Khalid, Elif Ayhan, Ahsan Tehsin |

WePOWER's partnership with the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board resulted in increased participation of BREB's women employees.

Tanuja Bhattacharjee, Tehreem Saifey Ford |