Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA

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This volume examines the dichotomy between the two faces of South Asia—one poverty stricken and lagging in development, the other highly urbanized and growing rapidly—and tries to find a workable solution to bridge this gap. It looks at the many policy and institutional constraints that contribute to this dichotomy, especially regional conflict that has made South Asia one of the least integrated regions of the world.

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Overview

This volume examines the dichotomy between the two faces of South Asia—one poverty stricken and lagging in development, the other highly urbanized and growing rapidly—and tries to find a workable solution to bridge this gap. It looks at the many policy and institutional constraints that contribute to this dichotomy, especially regional conflict that has made South Asia one of the least integrated regions of the world.

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Editorial Reviews

South Asia Economic Journal
Promoting Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia while making for useful reading also raises hopes and expectations of fresh and insightful offerings from the authors that could be used as inputs in devising credible policy measures to achieve concrete outcomes of the yet slow-moving agenda of economic cooperation in the region… The editors have to be lauded for the sheer diversity and range of issues that have been included in the book.... the book is a courageous effort at bringing together the relevant aspects of regional economic cooperation in South Asia in one volume. The book succeeds in bringing some core problems and solutions to the table using some innovative techniques and imaginative thinking that goes beyond the rhetoric!
Business Line
The book is a good collection of viewpoints from policy makers, private sector, civil society and academics. It captures the ‘dichotomy’ in South Asia and describes its ‘two faces’- one that is ‘highly urbanized and well linked to global markets’ and the other ‘rural, isolated from the global economy and growing very slowly’.
Free Press Journal
This book examines the distinct development dichotomy that exists in South Asia and tries to find a workable solution to bridge this gap… Undoubtedly, the book is an eloquent plea to ensure high regional co-operation leading to a strong South Asia. It is strongly recommended reading for all policy makers and students of South Asia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788132103110
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Saman Kelegama is the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka and was the President of the Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) during 1999-2003.

He has published extensively on Sri Lankan and regional economic issues in both local and international journals. His latest books are: Foreign Aid in South Asia: The Emerging Scenario (2012), Trade Liberalization and Poverty in South Asia (joint editor 2011), Migration, Remittances, and Development in South Asia (2011), Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA (2010), Trade in Services in South Asia: Opportunities and Risks of Liberalization (2009), South Asia in the WTO (2007), Development under Stress: Sri Lankan Economy in Transition (2006), Contemporary Economic Issues: Sri Lanka in the Global Context (2006), South Asia After the Quota System: The Impact of the MFA Phase-Out (2005), Economic Policy in Sri Lanka: Issues and Debates (2004), Ready-Made Garment Industry in Sri Lanka: Facing the Global Challenge (2004), and many more. He is the co-editor of the South Asia Economic Journal (Sage Publications) and serves as a referee for a number of international journals.

He serves and had served in a number of government and private sector Boards as an independent member. He received his Doctorate (D.Phil.) and Masters in Economics from University of Oxford, U.K. Masters in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

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Table of Contents

Preface
I: THE IMPERATIVE FOR COOPERATION
A Perspective on Peace and Economic Cooperation in South Asia - Akmal Hussain
Making Regional Cooperation Work for South Asia's Poor - Sadiq Ahmed and Ejaz Ghani
II: SAFTA AND BEYOND: SELECTED COOPERATION ISSUES
SAFTA: Current Status and Prospects - Dushni Weerakoon
Bilateral Free Trade Agreements in SAARC and Implications for SAFTA - Deshal De Mel
Connecting South Asia: The Centrality of Trade Facilitation for Regional Economic Integration - Jayanta Roy and Pritam Banerjee
Transit and Border Trade Barriers in South Asia - Prabir De, Sachin Chaturvedi, and Abdur Rob Khan
Transport Issues and Integration in South Asia - M Rahmatullah
Harmonizing Regulatory Mechanisms: Options for Deepening Investment Integration in South Asia - Mark Andrew Dutz
Managing the Food Price Crisis in South Asia - Richard Vokes and Savindi Jayakody
Labor Migration, Employment, and Poverty Alleviation in South Asia - Sridhar K Khatri
Promoting Tourism in South Asia - Renton De Alwis
III: PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVES ON COOPERATION
Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Bangladesh Perspective - Yussuf A Harun
Regional Cooperation in South Asia: India Perspective - Sonu Jain
Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Pakistan Perspective - Khalid Amin
Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Sri Lanka Perspective - Chandra Jayaratne
IV: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COOPERATION
Weaker Economies in SAFTA: Issues and Concerns - Mohammad A Razzaque
SAARC Programs and Activities: Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation - Mahendra P Lama
Index

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