South Asia State of Minorities Report 2018: Exploring the Roots

South Asia Collective

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"South Asia, home to 23% of the world’s population, is among its poorest parts. Although there are intra-regional variations, much of South Asia is mired in poverty and marginalisation. According to the recently released Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2018, 546 million people are multidimensionally poor in South Asia (global total is 1.3 billion). More than 364 million of these were in India (in 2015/16). Nutrition deprivation alone contributes more than a fourth of the overall MPI. In both Afghanistan and Pakistan, 1 in 4 persons lives in severe poverty (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, 2018). A look at some other indicators is also onstructive (Table 1). Infant and Under-5 mortality in Pakistan and Afghanistan are shockingly high, but not much better in India, Nepal or Bangladesh. Child malnutrition figures are particularly alarming for Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Mean years of schooling is poor for all except Sri Lanka, and GNI per capita low overall. Unemployment is also high. Taken together, barring Sri Lanka, the HDI ranks of all the countries are in three figures (Human Development Report 2015). (...)"

Document type: Book
Publisher: Books for Change
Place of Publication: New Delhi
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Edition: First edition
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020
ISBN: 978-81-926907-4-2
Number of Pages: 355
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Südasien, Nationale Minderheit, Religiöse Minderheit, Sprachliche Minderheit, Minderheitenrecht
Uncontrolled Keywords: Südasien, Minderheitenrecht, Religion, Ethnie / South Asia, Minority Right, Religion, Ethnicity
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: South Asia