South Asia
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. Read Overview »

PROJECT
Since 2002, this project has supported more than 650,000 new connections to the power grid in Bangladesh and more than 2 million solar home systems in remote rural areas.
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REPORT
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.
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