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Out of Crisis, Digital Opportunity

Sep 8, 2021

Out of Crisis, Digital Opportunity

Across developing countries, companies are taking advantage of a “quantum leap” in digital adoption.

Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs get Creative During COVID-19

Sep 8, 2021

Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs get Creative During COVID-19

How a hotel, an events company, and an artisan start-up stayed in business throughout the pandemic.

What’s Next for Pakistan’s Private Sector?

Aug 4, 2021

What’s Next for Pakistan’s Private Sector?

Against the backdrop of the fourth wave of the pandemic in Pakistan, Zia Ur Rehman connects with business owners and a women’s rights activist to assess the nation’s resilience.

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Nepal’s Banking Culture

Jun 16, 2021

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Nepal’s Banking Culture

The pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital services in the banking sector, but that’s not the only change.

In India, “Normal doesn’t exist”

May 19, 2021

In India, “Normal doesn’t exist”

Manuela de Souza finds hope in the “kindness and ingenuity” of Indian entrepreneurs who are building back even as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the country.

Juggling Jobs and Childcare

Mar 24, 2021

Juggling Jobs and Childcare

As companies consider subsidized or free childcare services for their workers' children, government policies are evolving to meet the need for standardization and regulation.

Connecting Power Grids to Improve Electricity Access

Mar 18, 2021

Connecting Power Grids to Improve Electricity Access

An ambitious project that links electrical grids between Central and South Asia is expected to boost economies and facilitate trade.

Cracking the Code of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka

Mar 15, 2021

Cracking the Code of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka

A digital-finance push is easing the flow of business during COVID–and making the economy more inclusive.

Harvesting Stability for India’s Salt Farmers

Mar 8, 2021

Harvesting Stability for India’s Salt Farmers

Empowering the 15,000 women who help produce three quarters of India's salt with sustainable technology and working to help them break the cycle of poverty.

Exploring New Frontiers During COVID-19

Feb 26, 2021

Exploring New Frontiers During COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, IFC client Frontier Markets helped tackle the supply gap by reaching last-mile customers.