Developing South Asia: Lessons and Insights

Date: June 2013
Type: Books
ISBN: 978-92-9254-010-4 (print), 978-92-9254-011-1 (web)
Price: Hardback: US$27.00


This publication showcases eight projects that delivered exemplary and significant results in their implementation. These projects represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communications technology, irrigation, and disaster risk reduction.

As developing member countries seek greater economic growth opportunities and move toward becoming more inclusive, this knowledge product aims to be a useful reference for mainstreaming good practices that could be replicated across the countries of the region.


  • Foreword
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Bangladesh: Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters
  • Bhutan: Expanding Growth through Rural Electrification
  • India: Improving Human Conditions through Various Sectoral Approaches
  • The Maldives: Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Nepal: Investing in Shallow Tubewell Irrigation
  • Sri Lanka: Rebuilding Lives after Decades of Conflict