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South Asia: Review Reform and Business Environments in South Asia: A Call for Action

Jacobs, Cordova & Associates assessed regulatory practices, business environments, and related reforms across South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and recommended a package of institutional reforms to assist the region in catching up with other Asian countries. In brief, we concluded, “The South Asia region is in the midst of an historic turn toward market-based development, but regulatory practices and policies lag far behind changes in economic strategy.”

Download our summary report here:  regulatory_reform_south Asia

South Asia, World Bank, 2004-2005