Pakistan

What’s keeping Pakistan in the dark?

What’s keeping Pakistan in the dark?

Nearly  50 million Pakistanis still lack access to grid electricity. Power distortions cost Pakistan’s economy much more than previously estimated: $18 billion in fiscal year 2015—that is 6.5 percent of the country’s economy.
From 1990 to 2010, 91 mil…

by · Thursday, 13 December 2018 · Pakistan

Rights Watchdog Decries State Of Girls’ Education In Pakistan

A new report by a rights watchdog says political insecurity, insurgent violence, poverty, and state repression in Pakistan have given it one of the …

by · Tuesday, 13 November 2018 · Afghanistan, Pakistan
Poor sanitation is stunting children in Pakistan

Poor sanitation is stunting children in Pakistan

With a stunting rate of 38 percent, Pakistan is still among the group of countries with the highest rates of stunting globally and the pace of decline remains slow and uneven. In Sindh, for example, things have worsened over time, with one in two chil…

by · Tuesday, 13 November 2018 · Pakistan
How are displaced Afghans faring?

How are displaced Afghans faring?

Afghan returnee families are arriving at a UNHCR registration office in Kabul. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank
Afghans represent the world’s largest protracted refugee population, and one of the largest to be repatriated to their country of…

by · Saturday, 6 October 2018 · Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
Investing in people of South Asia for prosperity and quality of life

Investing in people of South Asia for prosperity and quality of life

A little girl in Balochistan, Pakistan, who now receives a quality education thanks to World Bank support. Credit: World Bank 
Human capital – the potential of individuals – is going to be the most important long-term investment any country can make f…

by · Thursday, 4 October 2018 · Pakistan
Are Pakistan’s urban professional women immune to sexual harassment?

Are Pakistan’s urban professional women immune to sexual harassment?

“Woman face harassment in all type of jobs, no matter where or who. One can’t say that she works in a big firm so she is safe… [but] she doesn’t know who will believe her if she reports harassment – she… fears that the others will say she is ask…

by · Tuesday, 11 September 2018 · Oman, Pakistan
Announcing the winners of the 2018 #OneSouthAsia Photo Contest

Announcing the winners of the 2018 #OneSouthAsia Photo Contest

Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions.
It’s also one of the least integrated.
A few numbers say it all: Intra-regional trade accounts for only 5 …

Better data sharing to improve the lives of Afghan refugees

Better data sharing to improve the lives of Afghan refugees

A bus with returnees from Pakistan at the IOM Screening center on Turkham border in Nangarhar province. Photo Credit: IOM Afghanistan / E. Schwoerer
Four decades of conflict, violence and uncertainty has made Afghans the world’s largest protracted ref…

by · Sunday, 12 August 2018 · Afghanistan, Pakistan
تشریک بهتر معلومات میتواند وضعیت زندگی افغان های عودت کننده را بهبود بخشد

تشریک بهتر معلومات میتواند وضعیت زندگی افغان های عودت کننده را بهبود بخشد

یک موتر بس حامل عودت کنندگان افغان از پاکستان در یکی  از مراکز سازمان بین المللی مهاجرت حین ارزیابی وضیعت آنها در مرز تورخم، ولایت ننگرهار. عکس از  ایوا سوریر ، سازمان بین المللی مهاجرت
چهار دهه جنگ، خشونت، ناامنی، اوضاع شکننده یی سیاسی، اجتماعی و اقت…

by · Sunday, 12 August 2018 · Afghanistan, Pakistan
د غوره معلوماتو شریکول کولی شي د راستنېدونکو افغانانو ژوند ښه کړي

د غوره معلوماتو شریکول کولی شي د راستنېدونکو افغانانو ژوند ښه کړي

له پاکستان څخه یو بس چې افغان کډوال په کې لیږدول کیدل او په تورخم پوله کې  د کډوالو نړیوال سازمان په یوه مرکز کې د هغوی وضعیت څیړنې پرمهال. انځور له ایوا سوریر/ د کډوالۍ نړیوال سازمان
په افغانستان کې څلور لسیزې جګړې، تاوتریخوالي، ناامنۍ، د افغانستان ب…

by · Sunday, 12 August 2018 · Afghanistan, Pakistan