Regional Integration in South Asia

Trends, Challenges and Prospects

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978-1-84929-121-7
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Regional Integration in South Asia

Publication date: 30 September 2014
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-121-7
Pages: 500

Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and Prospects presents an objective assessment of trade and economic co-operation among South Asian nations and highlights policy issues to foster regional integration. The analyses presented in this volume go beyond the usual discussions on trade-in-goods to provide insightful perspectives on potential new areas of co-operation, emerging challenges, and country-specific views on regional and bilateral trade co-operation issues.

Written by influential analysts and researchers, the volume’s 24 chapters include perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and examinations of new areas of co-operation such as investment, regional supply chains, energy and cross-border transport networks.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
1. Overview chapter
Part I. Looking at the horizon – emergent challenges and opportunities
Part II. Key areas of co-operation in South Asia
Part III. Country perspectives on regional co-operation
Part IV. Selected case studies on bilateral co-operation
About the contributors Expand or collapse me

Mohammad A Razzaque (Editor)

Mohammad A Razzaque is Adviser & Head, International Trade & Regional Co-operation in the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has written extensively and edited several volumes on trade and development issues. He is the editor of Trade Hot Topics, which aims to communicate technical trade policy issues to wider readership. He holds a PhD from the University of Sussex and has previously taught at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Yurendra Basnett (Editor)

Yurendra Basnett is Research Fellow at the International Economic Development Group of Overseas Development Institute where he leads research on trade and transformative growth. He is the knowledge manager for DFID’s applied knowledge services on economics and private sector. He has published widely and advised governments on regional integration, aid for trade, trade negotiations, labour migration and structural economic transformation. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.