UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

A Matter of Magnitude: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Women and Children in South Asia

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AUTHOR UNICEF ROSA
ORGANIZATION UNICEF
TYPE Thematic Report
DATE 2009
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

The eight countries in South Asia have been shaken by the shocks and turbulence in commodity and financial markets over the last two years. These changes have infl icted new and drama stress on vast swathes of the population in a region where more than 1.18 billion people, or three quarters of the population, in eight countries subsist on less than $2 a day (World Bank). Without urgent, inclusive government response, the poor of South Asia – nearly 20% of the world's population – will sink further into poverty and malnutrion, with long-term negative consequences for growth and development in the region and globally.


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