India And South Asia: Economic Developments in the Age of by Anjum Siddiqui

By Anjum Siddiqui

South Asia has develop into a huge focal point at the international level with the U.S. army involvement in Afghanistan considering September 11, the continued crisis over Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan, and India's emergence as a local financial energy. moreover, the age-old difficulties of South Asia - mass poverty, bad infrastructure, misgovernance, rampant corruption, political uncertainty, and local wars - upload to the elevated curiosity within the quarter. Incorporating the most up-tp-date info to be had, the specialist foreign individuals to this instruction manual research the economies and geo-political advancements of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. They concentrate on 3 center parts of significance: alternate and improvement within the post-WTO period of globalization; macroeconomic adjustment and fiscal progress; and poverty, governance, the struggle on terror, and social signs. With its innovative research, the guide is a vital reference for all scholars, researchers, and practitioners facing the area.

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This means that the LDCs are left short of funds to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, and as a consequence, it is most likely that these goals may not be achieved. 5 percent was allocated to education and 2 percent to health (Reality of Aid). This does not speak well of the priorities of donor countries. ODA spending is also dependent on donor interests and priorities (largely political). For example, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which are home to the poorest people in the world, received only 40 percent of the total ODA.

The report points out that absenteeism among school teachers in the state is the third highest in the country after Bihar and Jharkhand, which top the list. 8 percent) are teaching. 5 percent (see World Bank 2004). 6. These are most commonly gastroenteritis, respiratory infection, malaria, leprosy, cholera, pneumonic plague, tuberculosis, typhoid, trachoma, goiter, and HIV/AIDS. 7. The BHN approach takes into account food, clothing, shelter, basic health services, and provision of basic education.

5 Moreover, in economies where there is a direct link between schooling attained and earning potential, parents are more apt to send their children to school as opposed to engaging them in child labor. It is a known fact that corruption, low salaries for teachers, and low public spending on school supplies have severely diminished the quality of education in developing countries. For instance, in Pakistan teacher positions in government-run schools are dispensed on a large scale by politicians as patronage, leading to low-quality instructors who teach in Urdu as opposed to English, and disproportionate emphasis on religious learning.

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