How Do Infrastructure Facilities Affect Regional Income? An Investigation with South Asian Countries

This paper tries to find out the role played by infrastructure facilities in economic development across South Asian countries over the last quarter century. The findings are statistically very significant to warrant major changes in future regional policies in order to remove rising regional disparities in both infrastructure and income. This also has a strong bearing on the success of poverty removal policies as the poor are regionally concentrated in such diverse and heterogeneous region of the world.