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Explaining South Asia's Development Success: The Role of Good Policies

Explaining South Asia's Development Success: The Role of Good Policies

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South Asia has performed well over the past 25 years in reducing poverty, improving human development and increasing growth, but faster progress with poverty reduction will require a higher rate of growth. This book shows that the development performance is not a puzzle but largely explained by good policies. Countries in the region have maintained good macroeconomic environments, opened up their economies to greater domestic and international competition, and reduced the role of corrupt and inefficient public enterprises.
South Asia has performed well over the past 25 years in reducing poverty, improving human development and increasing growth, but faster progress with poverty reduction will require a higher rate of growth. This book shows that the development performance is not a puzzle but largely explained by good policies. Countries in the region have maintained good macroeconomic environments, opened up their economies to greater domestic and international competition, and reduced the role of corrupt and inefficient public enterprises.

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Publish date: Jun 20, 2006
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Copyright:AttributionISBN:9780821365991

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Sadiq Ahmed is Sector Director for Poverty Reduction and Economic

Management in the South Asia Region of the World Bank. He previ-

ously served as country economist for Egypt and Indonesia, Country

Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Chief Economist for the

South Asia Region. He has written and published in areas of monetary

policy, public finance, trade, and development. His most recent work,

Transforming Bangladesh into a Middle Income Economy, was published by

MacMillan in 2005.

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