Announcing the winners of the 2018 #OneSouthAsia Photo Contest

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Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions.

It's also one of the least integrated.

A few numbers say it all: Intra-regional trade accounts for only 5 percent of South Asia’s total trade; Intra-regional investment is smaller than 1 percent of overall investment.

This is a lost opportunity as a more integrated South Asia can better connect people, increase trade, and boost prosperity for all.

To that end, the World Bank Group’s South Asia ran a regional photo competition inviting South Asians to take a picture and caption their vision of One South Asia.

The competition was open for 3 weeks and we received compelling entries.

Our panel has now made a decision and we're delighted to announce the  winners of #OneSouthAsiaPhotoContest!
Better communication, stronger integration! #OneSouthAsia - Jhalak Gope, Bangladesh

#OneSouthAsia is about finding native cuisines from each of the South Asian countries on one dining table, all together  - Arhama Siddiqa, Pakistan 
P.S here is the list of dishes: Pakistan – Haleem, India - Makhani Chicken, Nepal - Momos, Maldives – Roshi, Bhutan - Jasha maru, Sri Lanka - Dosa , Afghanistan -Afghani Pulao, Bangladesh - Fish fried

Peace and unity determine our prosperity. #OneSouthAsia - Suvasies Parajuli, Nepal

Inclusive smile is my vision for #OneSouthAsia - Aswin Kumar, India
Life In a Circle: My vision for #OneSouthAsia is an education for all. - Ziaul Huque, Bangladesh 

Thank you to all participants for sharing their vision of One South Asia.
In the next few weeks, we will launch an exciting new book A Glass Half Full: The Promise of regional Trade in South Asia’ which addresses specific barriers, like tariffs, non-tariff barriers, lack of connectivity and trust deficit, that have held back regional trade.

in the meantime, the 5 winners of the #OneSouthAsia Photo Contest are being featured on the World Bank One South Asia webpage as well as on World Bank social media channels. They will also receive a certificate of appreciation and a signed copy of the regional trade report.


World Bank South Asia

South Asia External Affairs

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