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By Ejaz Ghani, Sadiq Ahmed

South Asia is still domestic to the world's biggest variety of bad. There also are significant disparities among nations. This, mixed with the continuing recession in economies internationally, increases new issues concerning the demanding situations that confront governments and analysts at the present time. This ebook analyses the categories of regulations and associations which may propel South Asia in the direction of greater development, whereas additionally selling development inclusiveness to handle the inequality matters. The research of the booklet is an final result of a high-level discussion on progress among the non-public quarter, political management, policymakers, and teachers in South Asia. the amount is prepared alongside 3 themesoverview of South Asias progress possibilities and demanding situations; assets of development and regulations; and the function of local cooperation in selling development.

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Is growth creating jobs? Do people have skills to support and sustain high growth? 22 This is apparent when comparing the growing inequality between the rich and the poor in India compared to China. Nepal and Sri Lanka have the highest levels of inequality in South Asia. They also have the highest growth in inequality. Pakistan and rural India have the lowest levels of inequality. Is inequality between regions, that is, spatial inequality, also rising? For most countries, growth in inequality across leading and lagging regions is rising faster than growth in inequality across individuals.

From the Himalayas, where glacier melt is already changing water flows in ways that remain to be understood, to the coastal floodplains of Bangladesh and Pakistan, South Asian countries need to adapt to climate change.

Promoting inclusive growth would call for increased emphasis to improve workers’ skills, by taking steps to improve the training institutions and enhancing incentives for both firms and workers to invest in life-long learning. This needs to be complemented with well-targeted support to improve learning opportunities for the low-skilled workers, who have less access to onthe-job training than skilled workers. REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS High growth in South Asia cannot be sustained without better management of natural disasters and regional public goods.

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