Jumpstarting South Asia
"Jumpstarting South Asia focuses on the slowing pace of economic growth and makes the case for a two-pronged
strategy to jumpstart South Asian economies. South Asian countries should complete the economic reform
process that they had begun in the 1980s and the early 1990s and implement the more microeconomic
reforms, namely, the sectoral, and governance and institutional reforms to enhance competition and improve the operation of markets. They should also implement the second round of ‘Look East’ policies or LEP2 to link themselves to production networks in
East Asia, their fastest-growing market, and develop production networks in manufacturing and services within their region. This book argues that the proposed strategy will lead to a win-win situation for all countries in South Asia and East Asia, and also reinvigorate economic integration within South Asia. The book identifies the remaining policy agenda for each South Asian country.