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The South Asia Risks Landscape

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The South Asia Risks Landscape comes as South Asia is growing rapidly and positioning itself to exert more geopolitical influence but also faces risks in the form of climate crises—particularly relating to water—and country-level governance and economic challenges.

The paper incorporates data from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey 2019, which polled business leaders in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. It also uses data from the Forum’s Global Risks Perception Survey 2018-2019, which polled experts and decision-makers around the world.

The survey results, together with additional qualitative research, point to a region that can build resiliency by promoting greater connectivity and cooperation.