Development Pathway

  • Joyashree RoyEmail author
  • Chhonda Bose
  • Ranjan Bose
  • Sarmistha Das
  • Shobhankar Dhakal
  • Mitali Dasgupta
  • Rucha Ghate
  • Saikat Sinha Roy
  • Manaswita Konar
  • Anoja Wickramasinghe
  • Moumita Roy
  • Chetana Chaudhuri


Development drivers and their relative role in development process can describe a development pathway as high or low energy, high or low emission, inherently sustainable or unsustainable. The focus is on South Asia because it houses over 1.4 billion people – more than one-fifth of the world’s population in 4.6 million square km. which is 3.3 per cent of the world landmass. The region is experiencing rapid energy demand growth and will remain major consumer of energy in next couple of decades. It is already well accepted that in forward looking view what the “non-G8” world thinks and does is of equal if not more importance. Non G-8 is not homogenous group and especially South Asia is a unique region with high poverty, resource rich, cultural, political, environmental diversity with interesting historical past. Following the global trend, regional cooperation to accelerate the process of economic and social development motivated governments of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives to join hands in 1985 to establish the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).


Gross Domestic Product Development Pathway Information Communication Technology South Asian Country South Asian Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joyashree Roy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chhonda Bose
    • 2
  • Ranjan Bose
    • 3
  • Sarmistha Das
    • 4
  • Shobhankar Dhakal
    • 5
  • Mitali Dasgupta
    • 6
  • Rucha Ghate
    • 7
  • Saikat Sinha Roy
    • 8
  • Manaswita Konar
    • 9
  • Anoja Wickramasinghe
    • 10
  • Moumita Roy
    • 11
  • Chetana Chaudhuri
    • 12
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsLa Martiniere for BoysKolkataIndia
  3. 3.World BankDCUSA
  4. 4.Jadavpur University, KolkataKolkataIndia
  5. 5.Global Carbon Project National Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukubaJapan
  6. 6.Resources and Global Security DivisionThe Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)KolkataIndia
  7. 7.SHODH: The Institute for Research and DevelopmentNagpurIndia
  8. 8.Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  9. 9.HM Treasury (Labour market policy team)LondonUK
  10. 10.Dept. of GeographyUniversity of PeradeniyaPeradeniyaSri Lanka
  11. 11.Economics Department Krannert School of ManagementPurdue University, Krannert CenterWest LafayetteIndiana
  12. 12.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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