37549-012: Support for South Asia Regional Economic Cooperation
Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview
South Asia has posted strong economic growth in recent years and has increased its share of the world output from 4.4% in 1997 to almost 6% in 2008. However, South Asia is not the only region with the largest number of people living below the poverty line; it is also the least integrated region in Asia with only 5.5% of intra-regional trade share in 2008. Furthermore, the recent uncertainties caused by various shocks including climate change , spike in food prices, volatile energy prices, ... Read More
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Financing||Public sector (Sovereign)|
TA No. 7491
|Approval Date||11 Apr 2013|
|ADB Financing ($ thousand)||5,420|
|Geographical Location||South Asian countries and its neighbors|
Industry and trade
Electricity transmission and distribution
Trade and services
Rail transport (non-urban)
Road transport (non-urban)
Transport policies and institutional development
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
|Drivers of Change||
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
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