South Asia

Scholarly Publications

Economic Impact of Diabetes in South Asia: the Magnitude of the Problem

May 2019

With an estimated 84 million people suffering from diabetes in South Asia, the disease imposes substantial economic burdens on individuals, families, and society.

Health Expenditures in Pakistan: Cross-Checking Household Expenditure Data on Health for NHA and Adjustment with National Accounts

December 2010

According to hitherto available data, health expenditures in Pakistan are relatively low in international comparison.

Catastrophic Payments and Impoverishment Due to Out-of-Pocket Health Spending: The Effects of Recent Health Sector Reforms in India

July 2010

Out-of-pocket payments are the principal source of health care finance in most Asian countries, and India is no exception. This fact has important consequences for household living standards.

News

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

March 2021

Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...

How to Prevent Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Cost-Effectively

December 2020

Addressing the epidemic of chronic diseases in India and other low- and middle-income countries requires comprehensive evidence on the cost-effectiveness of health interventions, argue APARC’s Asia...

Confronting South Asia’s Diabetes Epidemic

May 2019

Type 2 diabetes has become a major public health problem in South Asia in recent decades.

Events

CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF URBANIZATION: CHINA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

May 25, 2014

China’s National New-type Urbanization Plan (2014-2020) sets ambitious targets for sustainable, human-centered, and environmentally friendly urbanization.

Why Do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and Its Historical Origin

January 15, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Recent scholarship has documented an alarming increase in the sex ratio at birth in parts of East Asia, South Asia and the Caucuses...

Economic Aspects of Population Aging in China and India

March 7, 2013

China and India are, by far, the two most populous countries in the world.

Projects

Global Tobacco Prevention Research Initiative

Cigarettes are producing an unprecedented worldwide health catastrophe.
English

Multimedia

Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin" on Jan.