A Glass Half Full : The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia

Trade has played a critical role in global poverty reduction. In harnessing the potential of trade, some of the most successful countries have developed strong trade relationships with their neighbors. However, many South Asian countries have trade regimes that often offset the positive impact of geography and proximity. The report documents systematically the gaps between current and potential trade in South Asia and addresses important specific barriers that have held trade back. These barriers include tariffs and para tariffs, real and perceived nontariff barriers, connectivity costs, and the broader trust deficit. This policy-focused report unpacks these critical barriers to effective trade integration in South Asia through four in-depth studies that produce new, detailed, on-the-ground knowledge.

 

World Bank. 2018. A Glass Half Full : The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (English). South Asia Development Forum. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

 

You can access to the document with the below link:

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/152371555521055792/pdf/A-Glass-Half-Full-The-Promise-of-Regional-Trade-in-South-Asia.pdf

Recent posts

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Breaking the silence is the FIRST step to transforming the culture of gender-based violence. It’s time to SPEAK UP and BREAK the cycle of ABUSE!  

Read More
International Day of UN Peacekeepers

    The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,800 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 98 last year. Bhutan […]

Read More
Zero Waste Hour

  The UN family led by the Resident Coordinator joined the Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan,representatives from the government and international organizations, Tourism Council of Bhutan and students to observe the “Zero Waste Hour” by cleaning the area around the Changjiji Bazam and Changzamtog area today afternoon. The “Zero Waste […]

Read More

Copyright © 2018 United Nations Country Team. All rights reserved