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Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

The Surma River that flows between Bangladesh and India. Photo Credit: Poonam Pillai
Being from Kolkata, I have always been used to floods. Prolonged flooding typically meant schools and offices closed, traffic jams and a much-needed respite from the …

by · Thursday, 19 April 2018 · Bangladesh, India
Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

The Surma River that flows between Bangladesh and India. Photo Credit: Poonam Pillai
Being from Kolkata, I have always been used to floods. Prolonged flooding typically meant schools and offices closed, traffic jams and a much-needed respite from the …

by · Thursday, 19 April 2018 · Bangladesh, India
Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

The Surma River that flows between Bangladesh and India. Photo Credit: Poonam Pillai
Being from Kolkata, I have always been used to floods. Prolonged flooding typically meant schools and offices closed, traffic jams and a much-needed respite from the …

by · Thursday, 19 April 2018 · Bangladesh, India
Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

Managing climate risks in South Asia: A “bottom up” approach

The Surma River that flows between Bangladesh and India. Photo Credit: Poonam Pillai
Being from Kolkata, I have always been used to floods. Prolonged flooding typically meant schools and offices closed, traffic jams and a much-needed respite from the …

by · Thursday, 19 April 2018 · Bangladesh, India
Encouraging more women to take part in regional trade

Encouraging more women to take part in regional trade

Across South Asia, women represent a hugely underutilized source of growth. In fact, the South Asia region has some of the world’s lowest rates of female labor force participation – only 36%. Even where women work, they are mostly confined to less-rem…

by · Thursday, 29 March 2018 · Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal
Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Illegal trade in wildlife and conservation often were not considered high priority for countries of the South Asia Region. In the first ever attempt, the governments of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan joined forces to strengthen regional cooperation for …

by · Tuesday, 27 March 2018 · Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal
Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Illegal trade in wildlife and conservation often were not considered high priority for countries of the South Asia Region. In the first ever attempt, the governments of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan joined forces to strengthen regional cooperation for …

by · Tuesday, 27 March 2018 · Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal
জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের সাথে কি সুন্দরবন এলাকায় মাছের প্রাপ্যতা কমবে?

জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের সাথে কি সুন্দরবন এলাকায় মাছের প্রাপ্যতা কমবে?

  
মাতৃমৃত্যু বা শিশু মৃত্যু কমানোর মতো বাংলাদেশের স্বাস্থ্য খাতে বহু অর্জন থাকা সত্ত্বেও  দেশের অসংখ্য মানুষ অপুষ্টির শিকার। দেশের প্রায় ৩৩-৩৬ শতাংশ শিশু এবং ১৯ শতাংশ মহিলা অপুষ্টিতে ভুগছে।  অপুষ্টির হার স্বভাবতই দরিদ্র এবং নিম্নবিত্ত  পরিবারগুলোত…

by · Thursday, 22 March 2018 · Bangladesh
Voices of Youth: A Hope for One South Asia from Young Economists at Students’ Meet

Voices of Youth: A Hope for One South Asia from Young Economists at Students’ Meet

Young economists from South Asia at South Asia Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM) 2018, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Photo Credits: Nikita Singla/World Bank
At the 14th South Asia Economic Students’ Meet (SAESM), more than 100 top economics undergraduates and…

by · Friday, 9 March 2018 · Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…