Major Policy Interventions for Human Well-Being in South Asia
This chapter discusses major policy interventions implemented by the respective states and major international non-governmental organizations to promote quality of life and well-being for the people of South Asia. These substantial efforts are continuing into the present era with considerable levels of success. Taken together, these multilateral initiatives are strengthening the region’s economic progress and development, especially with respect to both national per capita and GDP. Both outcomes have significant poverty implications in world regions that have historically been characterized by alarmingly high levels of financial poverty and human deprivation. GDP share spent on education and health by each country of the region and its trend over time is discussed for comparison purpose. Major initiatives taken to improve education and health standards by South Asian governments, international agencies, and NGOs are reported to gain a better understanding of regional priorities. The steps proposed and followed in order to combat corruption and the methods designed to deal with governance deficit are examined to hopefully influence future policy direction.
KeywordsHuman well-being South Asia Public policy Economic well-being Education well-being Health well-being Governance
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