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.
Source: World Economic Forum