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By Ejaz Ghani, Sadiq Ahmed

ISBN-10: 0198060041

ISBN-13: 9780198060048

South Asia continues to be domestic to the world's biggest variety of bad. There also are titanic disparities among international locations. This, mixed with the continued recession in economies across the world, increases new issues in regards to the demanding situations that confront governments and analysts this day. This booklet analyses the kinds of guidelines and associations which can propel South Asia in the direction of better development, whereas additionally selling development inclusiveness to deal with the inequality issues. The research of the ebook is an consequence of a high-level discussion on progress among the personal region, political management, policymakers, and lecturers in South Asia. the quantity is prepared alongside 3 themesoverview of South Asias development possibilities and demanding situations; assets of progress and rules; and the position of nearby cooperation in selling progress.

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Private investment has boomed, supported by rising national saving rates in South Asia. It now attracts global attention because of rapid growth, global outsourcing, and skill-intensive service exports. Having achieved high growth, the debate has now shifted to the question: Can South Asia sustain and increase the growth rate further? 2 South Asia stands to benefit from growth hysteresis. Its two key assets, demography and geography, have not yet been fully utilized. It has a young labour force.

25 A large number of jobs being created in South Asia are ‘bad’ jobs. Nearly 90 per cent of jobs created are in the informal sector of the economy, with difficult working conditions and low wages. The absence of unemployment insurance and limited safety nets mean that open unemployment in South Asia is limited. Most people accept any job that allows them to survive. These people are employed but they have a ‘bad’ job. What will create ‘good’ jobs? First, rapid growth is essential to create more and better jobs.

2 South Asia stands to benefit from growth hysteresis. Its two key assets, demography and geography, have not yet been fully utilized. It has a young labour force. More workers will join the labour force over the coming decades. 3 South Asia’s geography also has the potential to accelerate growth. It has the highest population density in the world, and the second largest proportion of population living in the border areas after Europe. High population density and better access to markets can benefit growth by allowing South Asian firms to take 2 3 See Gill and H.

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