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Although we operated in Iran from the 1940s, we turned our attention to the rest of South Asia in the early 1950s.
At this time, severe budget cuts forced us to curtail our activities elsewhere around the world. However, additional funds were provided to strengthen and maintain our ties with the commonwealth states in South Asia.
By our 25th anniversary in 1959, South Asia received the largest share of British Council funds of any region.
Since then, we have continued to deliver programmes and projects in collaboration with those living in this increasingly fast moving and evolving region.