Conflict and Development: Lessons from South Asia

Ghani, Ejaz ; Iyer, Lakshmi

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South Asia is the second most violent place on earth after Iraq. Conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan have attracted global attention. Parts of India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal have experienced long-running conflict. Conflicts result in death, misery, social trauma, destruction of infrastructure, and have huge spillover effects. What is conflict? Where is it concentrated? Is conflict a problem for development, or a failure of development? And what should policy makers do?

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: The World Bank
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2010
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2015
Number of Pages: 8
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Südasien, Bewaffneter Konflikt, Wirtschaftsentwicklung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Südasien, Konflikt, Entwicklung / South Asia, Conflict, Development
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: South Asia
Additional Information: © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 Unported
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