Bangladesh not only kept girls in school but improved their lives on multiple levels with a simple, low-cost stipend program. It offers valuable insights for school systems around the world struggling with the pandemic.
Solar power is helping Asia get electricity to people, particularly in rural and remote areas, but it has fallen behind in its use as a clean energy cooking source.
Well-designed and targeted social protection programs, and particularly safety nets for the disadvantaged, deliver high returns in terms of poverty reduction.
With the right policies and investments, Bangladesh can become a trade and transport hub in South Asia.
Over 5 million poor residents now enjoy 24/7 water supply, a model for South Asia.
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
Crop insurance is a valuable climate adaptation tool for disaster-prone countries like Bangladesh.
Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.
The transmission channels of perishables like fruits and vegetables from producers to consumers in developing countries need a revamp to provide benefits to all involved.
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.