Can South Asia ever share a common currency like the EU?

Dr. Paras Kharel, executive director, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) spoke at the 14th edition of the South Asia Economic Summit (SAEC), titled “Reframing South Asian Regional Cooperation in the New Context”, in Dhaka, hosted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in collaboration with think tanks from the subcontinent.

Along with Dr. Kharel, P Nandalal Weerasinghe, governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Yuba Raj Khatiwada, former finance minister of Nepal, and former governor, Nepal Rashtra Bank; Ishrat Husain, former governor, State Bank of Pakistan, former adviser to the prime minister on institutional reforms and austerity; Dushni Weerakoon, executive director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo; Abid Qaiyum Suleri, executive director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad; Prof Sachin Chaturvedi, director general, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow CPD; Mustafizur Rahman, distinguished fellow of CPD, also spoke at the event.