Ejaz Ghani, Sadiq Ahmed's Accelerating Growth and Job Creation in South Asia PDF

By Ejaz Ghani, Sadiq Ahmed

ISBN-10: 0198060041

ISBN-13: 9780198060048

South Asia is still domestic to the world's greatest variety of negative. There also are large disparities among nations. This, mixed with the continued recession in economies across the world, increases new matters in regards to the demanding situations that confront governments and analysts this present day. This ebook analyses the categories of guidelines and associations which can propel South Asia in the direction of larger development, whereas additionally selling development inclusiveness to handle the inequality matters. The research of the ebook is an consequence of a high-level discussion on development among the personal region, political management, policymakers, and lecturers in South Asia. the quantity is equipped alongside 3 themesoverview of South Asias progress possibilities and demanding situations; resources of development and rules; and the position of nearby cooperation in selling progress.

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Much of the labour force was engaged in low-income activities in agriculture and informal services and around 45 per cent * We are grateful for comments to Homi Kharas, Pravin Krishna, Lakshmi Iyer, Carl Dahlman, Dipak Kumar Singh, Rabin Hattari, Nobuo Yoshida, Mark Roberts, Clive Harris, M. Dutz, Isabel Guerrero, and Inder Sud. However, any errors are our responsibility. 1 See The Economist, on ‘India Becoming a Tiger’, 8 March 2008. 4 ACCELERATING GROWTH AND JOB CREATION IN SOUTH ASIA of the population lived below the poverty line.

Third, for South Asia to accelerate growth and create good jobs, it will require much better training and education to produce more skilled labour. Technology, Education, and Skills South Asia has a large technology gap. In developing countries, innovation should be interpreted as knowledge that is new to the country, although not necessarily new to the world. This means that an important element of innovation is not only the investments in domestic research and development (R&D) and its output such as technical and scientific papers and patents, but also the extent to which an economy taps into global knowledge through trade, direct foreign investment, technology transfer, foreign education and training, etc.

For most countries, education and training policies and programmes are still not responsive to the needs and signals from the labour market. 0 Middle East South Asia Europe and and North Central Africa Asia Africa Latin East Asia America and Pacific (excl. 17: Regional Comparisons of In-Service Training in Manufacturing Source: Riboud and Tan (2008). 36 ACCELERATING GROWTH AND JOB CREATION IN SOUTH ASIA especially in industry. In the high-income regions, the challenge is to shift emphasis to higher levels of education without neglecting the unfinished education agenda at the primary level.

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