Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and Prospects presents an objective assessment of trade and economic co-operation among South Asian nations and highlights policy issues to foster regional integration. The analyses presented in this volume go beyond the usual discussions on trade-in-goods to provide insightful perspectives on potential new areas of co-operation, emerging challenges, and country-specific views on regional and bilateral trade co-operation issues.
Written by influential analysts and researchers, the volume’s 24 chapters include perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and examinations of new areas of co-operation such as investment, regional supply chains, energy and cross-border transport networks.
Mohammad A. Razzaque is Adviser and Head, International Trade Policy Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat. His primary area of work includes applied trade policy analysis. He has written extensively on trade and development issues, edited several volumes, and managed a number of multi-country trade policy projects.
Yurendra Basnett is a Research Fellow in the International Economic Development Group of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. He leads ODI’s research and technical advisory work on trade and economic development policies.