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Published Date: Jul 13, 2016

CUTS-SDIP Report Rethinking Perceptions

Executive Summary

In 2014,  South Asia, with its population of 1.7 billion, had experienced  6.9 per cent growth  in its gross domestic product. In 2012, its poverty headcount ratio was 18.8 per cent (as per US$1.90 a day) and Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.607  in 2014.  Estimates for 2014-16 suggest that close to 281 million people are undernourished in the region but the number  has started  to decline with a 56 per cent reduction overall.

Given these development challenges,  South  Asia is blessed with  three  resourceful  Himalayan Rivers ” the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra, which sustain agricultural production and livelihoods of millions. However, reduced water flow, over exploitation of ground water, erratic rainfall and increased  water  contamination has delineated  it as water  scarce region.

Keeping this in mind, the DFAT, Australian Government has developed  a regional  programme titled Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio(SDIP) targeting the river basins of Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra encompassing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The programme aims to contribute to increased water, food and energy security in South Asia to facilitate economic growth and improve livelihoods, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and girls.