The knowledge and support TA will support formulation, implementation and dissemination of operationally relevant knowledge solutions or development strategies in South Asia, particularly strategies, policies, plans, and other knowledge products and services for a green and resilient post-COVID recovery, through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy advice.
South Asia has about 1.5 billion people and is one of the poorest regions in the world. Although globalization has brought opportunities, so far only a small percentage of people have benefited. Despite high rates of economic growth in recent years and steady progress in poverty reduction, the region is still home to nearly half of the world's poor. The region is prone to climate and geological disasters such as floods, droughts, cyclones or storms, earthquakes, and landslides. Increasing average temperatures and changes in seasonal rainfall patterns are already having adverse effects across South Asia affecting populations, infrastructure, ecosystems, and livelihoods.
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