• The Story of One Thousand Earthquakes
    Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:37pm, Comments: 0

    With over 600 million people living along the fault-line across the Himalayan belt, South Asia’s earthquake exposure is very high. Over a one-year period from May 2013 to May 2014, there were a total of 1,247 recorded earthquake events of 4.0 magnitude or higher. It's time to prepare.

  • Roads, Toilets or Electricity - What's Most Important for South Asia's Growth?
    Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:31am, Comments: 0 - A staggering number people in South Asia lack access to roads, toilets, reliable elect

  • India: 24/7 Water Supply
    Fri, 09/06/2013 - 6:03pm, Comments: 0

    In India, getting clean and safe water can be a challenge. It is the job of women and girls to stand in line and wait for hours at public distribution points. The government, with help from the World Bank, is tackling the problem by bringing water to homes.

  • In Bangladesh: Roads Out Of Poverty
    Fri, 09/06/2013 - 5:47pm, Comments: 0

    Twice a year during the lean periods, fewer laborers are needed for grain production and many suffer from seasonal hunger.

  • Escaping Deadly Cyclones In Bangladesh
    Fri, 09/06/2013 - 3:31pm, Comments: 0

    Every year during monsoons, Bangladesh is hit by deadly cyclones. Among the victims are a disproportionate amount of women and children. A combination of traditional gender roles and the absence of solid housing structures is to blame for the death of many women.

  • World Bank President: Climate Change Will Impact South Asia
    Fri, 09/06/2013 - 12:59pm, Comments: 0

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says if we don't take action now, the impact of rising temperatures on South Asia will be "devastating.

  • Factoring Gender Into Climate Change Action
    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:32am, Comments: 0

    A World Bank study shows that women can be an important force as countries and citizens grapple with the impacts of climate change.