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The South Asian Development Paradox: Can Social Outcomes Keep Pace with Growth?

  • Ghani, Ejaz

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    (World Bank)

South Asia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet it is also home to the largest concentration of people living in debilitating poverty. How do the two coexist? The paradox of South Asia is that growth has been instrumental in reducing poverty rates, but poverty rates have not fallen fast enough to reduce the total number of poor people, and there remains huge room for improvement in education, health, and women’s economic participation.

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Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 53 (March)
Pages: 1-6

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  1. Ejaz Ghani & Homi Kharas, 2010. "The Service Revolution," World Bank Other Operational Studies 10187, The World Bank.
  2. Kanbur, Ravi & Sumner, Andy, 2011. "Poor Countries or Poor People? Development Assistance and the New Geography of Global Poverty," CEPR Discussion Papers 8489, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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