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 |

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 |

The Bangladesh government and the World Bank are activating a $96 million emergency response to protect livelihoods of the most vulnerable families that operate in the livestock sector. The funds…

Christian Berger, Willem Janssen |

Paper-heavy trade processes are complex, frequently delay border clearance, provide opportunities for rent seeking, and act as a costly impediment to the private sector.

Erik Nora, Satya Prasad Sahu, Ivan Peterson |

At the start of this year, most universities in Bangladesh lacked basic learning management systems and digital infrastructure. Now the country has risen to the challenge making all teaching and…

Mokhlesur Rahman, Mustahsin-ul-Aziz , Shazia Omar Ahmed |

The time to act is now, for Pakistan to take its place with the countries that have transformed within a single generation.

Illango Patchamuthu |