Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty, with women and girls comprising 60 percent of the global hungry.

South Asia’s Path to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth highlights the remarkable development progress in South Asia and how the region can advance in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Asia is home to 9 of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution, which causes an estimated 2 million premature deaths across the region each year and incurs significant economic costs.

The report reveals that over half of companies in emerging economies have been impacted by extreme weather events over the last 12 months.The report shows that 58% of companies in Africa and South Asia have been hit by events such as extreme flooding, storms or droughts over the last year, compared with 48% of respondents in the previous year’s

South Asia is facing renewed challenges. The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on food and energy prices on domestic inflation is long-lasting.

A leading economist recently stated that food security may be the defining global challenge of the Century. And in underscoring the importance of social protection, the head of an international organization declared that must recognize, share, scale up and build on these successful measures.

South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are among the regions that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Its adverse impacts are worsening and becoming more evident here. The impacts of climate change are leading to severe consequences such as increased food insecurity, poverty, and social and gender inequalities.

This report provides scenarios for future transport demand and CO2 emissions in South and Southwest Asia up to 2050 to help decision-makers chart pathways to sustainable, resilient transport. The scenarios reflect existing policy initiatives and specific constraints in the region.

South Asia is primarily an agrarian economy facing the five transitions of population growth, urbanization, increasing income, shift toward animal-based food, and climate change simultaneously.

This briefing gives an overview of the status of ZEV development in the Eurasian region. EV adoption is still at a very early stage for most countries in Eurasia, although several countries are scaling up EV sales of passenger vehicles.

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