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South Asian Economics Students Meet

South Asia has some of the highest trained professionals – engineers, doctors, scientists and economists – and yet there is little structured interaction among them. Although the nations have inseparable histories and shared heritage, social and political strife in the […]

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South Asian Economics Students Meet

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5th South Asian Economics Students Meet 2006

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South Asian Economics Students Meet

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5th South Asian Economics Students Meet

 

South Asian Economics Students Meet

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South Asia has some of the highest trained professionals – engineers, doctors, scientists and economists – and yet there is little structured interaction among them. Although the nations have inseparable histories and shared heritage, social and political strife in the region has created barriers between the peoples during the second half of the 20th century. However, there have been changes in the region during the last ten years. Economic growth rates have picked up and in fact some industrial and services sectors such as ready made garments, pharmaceuticals, ICT software have attracted global attention. There has been some effort at cooperation at an inter-government level, but it is possible to expand this to include the common people.  It is time for nations to overcome their differences and pool their expertise and get civil society to interact to go forward as a region. Read more »