After a 2005 earthquake, homes were rebuilt in Pakistan using an ancient local technique. Existing houses built using this technique had suffered minimal damage.
South Asia has an opportunity to build back better – and achieve the SDGs – through regional cooperation, the new services economy and a green recovery.
Pakistan's green stimulus package focuses on innovative financial tools to help build sustainable economic growth by preserving nature and creating jobs.
A government project in Sindh, India, is helping farmers in drought-hit areas harvest rainwater using small dams to help boost profits and sustainability.
In response to COVID-19, South Asia must increase digitization, create integrated supply chains, ensure a green recovery and advance regional cooperation.
Efforts to re-skill and upskill the population by the public sector are patchy. A new multistakeholder approach is taking flight with a number of pilot projects underway to bridge the ski...
Pakistan lies at the geographic crossroads of melting glaciers, unpredictably shifting monsoons and enhanced disaster activity triggered by climate change.
The Sheedi people are South Asia's largest group of African immigrants. But they are subject to persistent racism both within the country and abroad.
A survey observed 741,042 migratory birds in Sindh province - a big jump from the 248,105 birds counted in 2019 - with officials linking it to coronavirus restrictions.
An emergency cash programme has put in place critical building blocks for a stronger and more inclusive financial sector in Pakistan.
Initial reports suggest this approach has provided some stability and may help alleviate some of the expected economic damage from coronavirus.
Pakistan's government have launched a scheme whereby labourers, who are out of work due to the coronavirus lockdown, can plant trees to earn money.
Officials in India and Pakistan have announced some easing of the restrictions imposed to tackle the outbreak of coronavirus and reduce its spread.
In a wide ranging address, the Prime Minister of Pakistan speaks out about the need to protect the vulnerable, rebuild the economy, care for the environment and protect the peace.
The biggest government-backed housing programme ever attempted will use student architects, new technology and local materials to keep costs low.