South asia is characterised by significant variation in measures of social progress. this panel will look at the political drivers of inclusive development in south asia, focusing on the role of state
A key component of inclusive development is the ability of states to deliver high quality basic services such as education and health to citizens, and to provide large-scale social protection programmes that reach excluded groups in particular, as well as inclusive growth. The failure of governments to deliver high quality social provisioning and inclusive growth can be attributed to weaknesses in state capacity and lack of commitment among the elite. The papers will explore the particular ways in which the underlying forms of politics and power relations that shapes the capacity of states and the commitment of elites to delivering development within different policy domains.