How Much of China’s Apparel Production Can South Asia Capture? Apparel manufactuaring has the potential to provide much needed jobs to women in South Asia Photo by: Arne Hoel/World Bank China now dominates the global apparel market – accounting for 41% of the market, compared with 12% for South Asia. But as wages in China continue to rise, its apparel production is expected to shift toward other developing countries, ...

Is South Asia ready for a Regional Motor Vehicles Agreement? Trucks waiting to unload their goods in Bangladesh. Photo By Erik Nora/World Bank Judging by the number of views of the recent Facebook livestream event on intra-regional trade and investment in South Asia, there is significant interest in this topic. And there should be, given that there remain many important and untapped opportunities to use the power of trade ...

The promise of digital banking for Nepal’s remote areas Rural maintenance workers engaged in culvert maintenance at Parsa District. Credit: World Bank On a fine Tuesday morning Roghan Devi, a routine road maintenance worker from Dhanusha district visits the local branch of Mega Bank - a commercial bank in Nepal, to receive her monthly salary. She was notified about this through a text message in her mobile phone. ...

Helping farmers grow and prosper in Nepal District farmers discussing transportation and storage of seed potatoes. Credit: World Bank In Nepal, the Jagattradevi and Tulsibhanjyang areas of the Syangja District are rapidly emerging as leading producers of seed potatoes -- whole or parts of potatoes intended to be re-planted as seeds -- which have traditionally been imported, mostly from India, to meet growing local demand. Importing ...

How Higher Education in Bangladesh Creates Opportunities Students hold a discussion. Improved quality of higher education provides an opportunity for better jobs. A couple of months ago, I visited a few tertiary colleges affiliated with the National University in Bangladesh while preparing the College Education Development Project which aims to strengthen the strategic planning and management capacity of the college subsector and improve the teaching and ...

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