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Socio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years


  • S. R. Osmani


The story of South Asia is a topsy-turvy one. Soon after independence from British rule, the region seemed to have a much better prospect than many other parts of the Third World; the prospects soon dimmed, however, as South Asia crawled while East and Southeast Asia galloped away. But a large part of the region seems finally to have turned a corner and is looking forward to a much better future?in terms of both growth and human development?than was deemed possible at the time Asian Drama was written.

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  • S. R. Osmani, 2018. "Socio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2018-105, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp-2018-105

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