Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap? by Ejaz GhaniReshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap? by Ejaz Ghani

Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap?

EditorEjaz Ghani

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

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South Asia is among the fastest growing regions in the world, but it is also home to the largest concentration of people living in conditions of debilitating poverty, human misery, gender disparities, and conflict. This volume focuses on the impact of demographics, globalization, humanmobility, and the rise of the middle class in accelerating growth in South Asia, in the context of transformational challenges-modernization, inclusiveness and vulnerability. Taking cognizance of the diversity within and across countries, it emphasizes pluralism in development. Bringing together essays by distinguished academics on South Asia, the volume examines critical issues and offers incisive analysis to bring out the diversity of perspectives and arguments for a nuanced picture of economic transition in South Asia. Offering rigorous empirical evidence, it highlightsthe role of governance and the need for sound policies to manage transformation as well as harness growth drivers within the region.
Ejaz Ghani is Economic Advisor, South Asia Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, The World Bank.
Title:Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap?Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198075022

ISBN - 13:9780198075028

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Table of Contents

Tables and FiguresAcknowledgementsPreface1. Reshaping TomorrowPart I: Reasons for Optimism2. Demographic Change and Economic Growth3. The Rise of the Middle Class4. Harnessing Globalization5. Young Population and MigrationPart II: Challenges Ahead6. Avoiding Lopsided Spatial Transformation7. Promoting Entrepreneurship, Growth and Job Creation8. Managing Capital Flows9. Managing Efficient Urbanization10. Avoiding Informality Traps11. Managing ConflictNotes on Contributors