South Asia Economic Focus (SAEF) – Shifting Gears: Digitalization and Service-Led Development”

October 29
8:00 am 
– 9:00 am
 (JST)
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South Asia’s recovery continues as global demand rebounded and targeted containment measures helped minimize the economic impacts of the recent waves of COVID-19. But the recovery remains fragile and uneven, and most countries are far from pre-pandemic trend levels, says the World Bank in its twice-yearly regional update.

The latest South Asia Economic Focus titled Shifting Gears: Digitization and Services-Led Development rojects the region to grow by 7.1 percent in 2021 and 2022. While the year-on-year growth remains strong in the region, albeit from a very low base in 2020, the recovery has been uneven across countries and sectors. South Asia’s average annual growth is forecast to be 3.4 percent over 2020-23, which is 3 percentage points less than it was in the four years preceding the pandemic.

LANGUAGE: English (no interpretation to Japanese)

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CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo TEL: 03-3597-6650

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