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Governance in South Asia
Governance in South Asia

South Asia's growth has been affected by weak governance. The costs of poor governance - whether unenforceable property rights, or widespread teacher and doctor absenteeism - are largely borne by the poor.

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Overview

- Afghanistan
- Bangladesh
- Bhutan
- India
- Maldives
- Nepal
- Pakistan
- Sri Lanka

Data

- The Worldwide Governance Indicators
- Data on Millennium Development Goals
- World Bank Governance Databank

Projects

- Afghanistan: Civil Service Reform Project
- Bangladesh: Economic Management
- India: Tamil Nadu Empowerment and Poverty Reduction
- Nepal: Financial Sector Restructuring
- Pakistan: Tax Administration Reforms


Research

- Afghanistan: Opium drug economy
- Bangladesh: Parliamentary libraries
- India: Democratic responsiveness
- Nepal: Financial Accountability
- Pakistan: Punjab Public Financial Management


Governance Feature Study

Feature Story

- Bangladesh Paradox: Does Governance Matter to Growth?
What's New

What's New

- Afghanistan Opium: Incentives for farmers key to curb production

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