South Asia has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging 6% a year over the past 20 years. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements. However, South Asia remains home to the most number of people living in extreme poverty and many challenges remain.
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— How do the different provinces of Afghanistan compare on 37 indicators related to different dimensions of well-being including poverty, inequality, food security, gender disparity, employment, and access to health and education?
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The World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Strategy will guide its support to India from 2013 through 2017. A key feature of the new strategy is a significant shift in support toward low-income states, where many of India’s poor and disadvantaged live.