The Service Revolution in South Asia

Hardcover | April 1, 2010

EditorEjaz Ghani

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South Asia's growth pattern, and India's growth in particular, has attracted global attention because of its success in service exports. The South Asian experience suggests that a service revolution-rapid growth and poverty reduction led by services-is now possible. What is a service revolution? What has contributed to the globalization of services-technology, trade, and transport-the 3Ts? Do services have spatial characteristics that differ from goods? Are services as dynamic as manufacturing? Can services be a driver of sustained growth, job creation, andpoverty reduction? Why have some countries succeeded and others failed in taking advantage of the globalization of services? What kind of policies and institutions do developing countries need to benefit from services-led growth? This volume answers these questions, with a fresh perspective ongrowth in India and other South Asian countries. The volume is divided into three sections: The first section examines the role of services in development and how it contributes to growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. The second section focuses on patterns of and developments in service exports. The third section explores what kind ofinfrastructure, policies, and institutions are necessary for a services-led growth. The focus is on education, telecommunication, and aviation.

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South Asia's growth pattern, and India's growth in particular, has attracted global attention because of its success in service exports. The South Asian experience suggests that a service revolution-rapid growth and poverty reduction led by services-is now possible. What is a service revolution? What has contributed to the globalizat...

Ejaz Ghani is Economic Adviser to the South Asia PREM at The World Bank, Washington D.C.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of TablesFigures and BoxesPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsThe Service Revolution in South Asia: An OverviewPart I: Role of Service in Development1. Is Service-led Growth a Miracle for South Asia?2. The Role of the Service Sector in Economic Growth and Employment Generation in South Asia3. New Economic Geography, Services and South AsiaPart II: Service Exports4. Software Production: Globalization and Its Implications for South Asia5. Migration and Remittances in South AsiaPart III: Infrastructure6. Education and Growth of Services7. South Asian Telecommunications Development and the Role of Regional Cooperation8. Air Transport Liberalization in South Asia: Impacts on Airline Performance, Logistics Performance, International Traffic Flows and Tourism