Sri Lanka

How can Sri Lanka better protect its people against disasters?

How can Sri Lanka better protect its people against disasters?

A recent World Bank report indicates that nine out of 10 of Sri Lankans may live in climate hotspots—or areas highly prone to floods or droughts—by 2050
Sri Lanka has a long history of coping with weather impacts.  
About two thousand years ago, the c…

by · Tuesday, 25 September 2018 · Sri Lanka
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 …

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
Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh…

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
Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh…

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