South Asia Program

South Asia Program

With a population of 1.72 billion South Asia is the world’s fasting growing region with a combined GDP growth of 7 percent. South Asia, along with the Middle East, also has one of the youngest populations in the world. This region has tremendous potential with increasing urbanization, rising middle class and growing labor force. The next few decades will demonstrate if South Asia is able to overcome diverse challenges (poverty, infrastructure, governmental regulations) and move forward.

South Asia is one of the least economically integrated regions in the world even though historically the countries of the region share common cultures, languages and dialects and religions.

Hudson Institute’s South Asia Program was launched in 2013 with the aim of focusing on regional developments, economic advances and foreign and security policy. The program is dedicated to providing understanding of South Asia and the individual countries through reports, events and newsletters.

Policy Center News

Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande were mentioned in The Week about the future of South Asia following the coronavirus pandemic.

Aparna Pande and Husain Haqqani were mentioned in Times of India about the future of the Bangladesh and Indian economies.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Sunday Guardian about China’s debt diplomacy in South Asia.




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