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In the light of the ongoing pandemic, Governments are faced with the task of drawing a balance between combatting the pandemic, minimizing economic disruption and ensuring continuation of critical health and other services. This report assesses the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic in six most populous countries in South Asia. It is a call to action for governments to urgently address the imperative for focused investment and effort in striking the difficult balance and ensuring that health and nutrition reach the region’s most vulnerable women and children. This report will be of value to policy makers, program managers and other stakeholders. The report can be accessed here.