The Poor Half Billion in South Asia: What is Holding Back Lagging Regions?

Hardcover | November 1, 2010

EditorEjaz Ghani

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South Asia, which is home to 1.5 billion people, is a land of sharp and growing contrasts. It has attracted global attention as an emerging economic powerhouse, but is also home to the largest concentration of people living in conflict, poverty, and malnutrition. This has created 'two SouthAsias' - one dynamic, urbanized, and globally integrated, and the other rural, impoverished, and lagging. With a focus on the poor half billion of South Asia, this volume puts into perspective the colossal task ahead to eradicate poverty and enable inclusive growth. Examining the development challenges, successes, and failures of South Asia, it provides fresh perspectives on the links between economicgeography, institutions, and globalization. The essays provide answers to why certain regions are lagging through a comparative study of spatial disparities in income, poverty, conflict, human development, and gender divides. Combining quantitative data with analytical rigour, this volume providesinnovative short-term and long-term policy solutions to overcome the limits to growth and escape poverty traps.

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South Asia, which is home to 1.5 billion people, is a land of sharp and growing contrasts. It has attracted global attention as an emerging economic powerhouse, but is also home to the largest concentration of people living in conflict, poverty, and malnutrition. This has created 'two SouthAsias' - one dynamic, urbanized, and globally ...

Ejaz Ghani is Economic Adviser, South Asia Poverty Reduction and Economic Management at The World Bank in Washington D.C.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pagesPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresPrefaceThe Poor Half Billion in South Asia: An OverviewSection I: Improving Growth in Lagging Regions;1. Development Disparities and Peculiarities;2. Are Lagging Regions Catching Up with Leading Regions?;3. New Economic Geography and Market Access;4. Do Lagging Regions Benefit from Trade;5. Is Growth Constrained by Institutions?;6. Education Policies and Outcomes in Lagging Regions;Section II: A New Approach to Reducting Poverty7. Internal Conflict;8. Is Decentralisation Helping the Lagging Regions;9. How Important is Migration;10. Stimulating Agricultural Growth; List of Contributors