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P.V. Srinivasan

South Asia Department (SARD)


  • 01 Nov 2012 | Papers and Briefs | South Asia Working Papers

    Regional Cooperation and Integration through Cross-Border Infrastructure Development in South Asia: Impact on Poverty

    The largest concentration of the world's poor, estimated at around 40%, lives in South Asia. Although impressive economic growth in the region in recent years has decreased poverty levels considerably, the number of people living in poverty remains high and recent global financial and economic turmoil has slowed growth and threatens to reverse gains. Yet the crisis also provides an opportunity to boost intraregional trade through greater cooperation and integration to compensate for the reduced demand from developed countries.