South Asia Program at Hudson Institute
Hudson Institute’s South Asia Program was launched in 2013 with the aim of focusing on regional developments, economic advances and foreign and security policy.
With a population of 1.72 billion South Asia is the world’s fasting growing region with a combined GDP growth of 7 percent. South Asia, along with the Middle East, also has one of the youngest populations in the world. This region has tremendous potential with increasing urbanization, rising middle class and growing labor force. The next few decades will demonstrate if South Asia is able to overcome diverse challenges (poverty, infrastructure, governmental regulations) and move forward.
South Asia is one of the least economically integrated regions in the world even though historically and civilizationally the countries of the region share common cultures, languages and dialects and religions.
We, at Hudson, are dedicated to providing a one-stop platform to understanding South Asia and the individual countries through our reports, events and newsletters.