Developing South Asia: Lessons and Insights

Publication | June 2013

Eight projects that delivered exemplary and significant results in their implementation in South Asia are showcased in this publication to be a useful reference for good practices that could be replicated across the countries of the region.

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.

Contents 

  • 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