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One South Asia photo contest 2018

One South Asia photo contest 2018

What does One South Asia mean to you? What is your vision for One South Asia? Snap a picture, caption your vision of One South Asia, and send it to us.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 25, 2018RESULTS: September 10, 2018
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Bringing Sri Lanka’s traders one step closer to the global market

Bringing Sri Lanka’s traders one step closer to the global market

The recently launched Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal is a one stop shop for traders. Photo Credit: Joe Qian/World Bank
Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly moving into the spotlight of the global fashion industry. U…

by · Tuesday, 24 July 2018 · Sri Lanka
Has Bhutan’s growth been jobless?

Has Bhutan’s growth been jobless?

Bhutan continues to maintain solid growth and macroeconomic stability but job creation is lagging; its  youth unemployment rate has increased from 10.7 percent in 2015 to 13.2 percent in 2016. This indicates that high growth has not been able to gener…

by · Wednesday, 18 July 2018 · Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka
How to boost female employment in South Asia

How to boost female employment in South Asia

South Asia is booming. In 2018, GDP growth for the region as a whole is expected to accelerate to 6.9 percent, making it the fastest growing region in the world. However, fast GDP growth has not translated into fast employment growth. In fact, emp…

by · Tuesday, 10 July 2018 · Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka
How to boost female employment in South Asia

How to boost female employment in South Asia

South Asia is booming. In 2018, GDP growth for the region as a whole is expected to accelerate to 6.9 percent, making it the fastest growing region in the world. However, fast GDP growth has not translated into fast employment growth. In fact, emp…

by · Tuesday, 10 July 2018 · Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka
It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

Chronic malnutrition remains prevalent across South Asia as many poor South Asians cannot afford nutritious foods or don’t have the relevant information or education to make smart dietary choices.
In Sri Lanka, as in the rest of South Asia, improving …

by · Monday, 25 June 2018 · Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

Chronic malnutrition remains prevalent across South Asia as many poor South Asians cannot afford nutritious foods or don’t have the relevant information or education to make smart dietary choices.
In Sri Lanka, as in the rest of South Asia, improving …

by · Monday, 25 June 2018 · Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

Chronic malnutrition remains prevalent across South Asia as many poor South Asians cannot afford nutritious foods or don’t have the relevant information or education to make smart dietary choices.
In Sri Lanka, as in the rest of South Asia, improving …

by · Monday, 25 June 2018 · Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Six ways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investments

Six ways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investments

In 2017, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Sri Lanka grew to over $1,710 billion. But Sri Lanka still has ways to go to attract more FDI. Credit: Shutterstock 

To facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Sri Lanka launched last week a…

by · Monday, 11 June 2018 · Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam