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 ...

Bhutan's Gross National Happiness (GNH) and the World Bank The concept of “Gross National Happiness” has been long discussed, debated, understated, overstated or seen as a gimmick. Now what is really Gross National Happiness? And how does the World Bank engagement fit in it? Let’s look into it together in an attempt to de-mystify the concept into what it really is, which is: a vision, broad policy directions ...

Powering up Central and South Asia A new electricity transmission system CASA-1000 will enable countries in Central Asia to transfer and sell their electricity surplus to countries in South Asia. Photo credit: World Bank The opening ceremonies in Dushanbe, Tajikistan starting Wednesday for construction works on the CASA-1000 project mark an important milestone. The project could bring a trade in sustainable electricity between Central and South Asia; address ...

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