For early movers such as Nepal and India, the South Asia Economic Conclave in New Delhi this week presents an opportunity to showcase to the rest of the region how even the first baby steps towards greater integration are already leading to win-wins.
Rajib Upadhya is a Senior External Affairs Specialist at the World Bank in Nepal where he is responsible for the Bank’s corporate, regional and in-country outreach, communication and relationships. He was previously a broadcaster and a journalist specialising in economic and development issues. As a long-time political-economy observer and commentator, he has contributed extensively, ring-side, to World Bank analytical pieces and publications underpinning the global organisation’s program of assistance to Nepal since the early 2000s.
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