4. Working Papers

Working papers are research-oriented and strongly analytical preliminary papers circulated for comments. These are issued to share ideas about a topic and present findings of research or work in progress. They have coherent analysis and technical content flow and are typically text-driven with minimal images. Working papers present cutting-edge analysis and research, and are subject to formal revision and correction before they are finalized and considered published. Working papers are quick-disseminating, informal publications that seek to provide information, generate discussion, and elicit comments so that they could be subsequently revised for publication as articles in professional journals or as chapters in books.


  • The Role and Changing Paradigm of India’s Assistance to Nepal: Case of the Education Sector 

    Goyal, Tanu M. (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2019-06-30)
    India is seen as a key developmental partner to Nepal with the latter being one of the first receipts of development aid from India. Development aid from India to Nepal has not only been associated with creation of infrastructure in the country but ...
  • Political Economy of Water Pollution in Pakistan: An Overview 

    Khalid, Imran S.; Khaver, Ahmed Awais (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2019-06-30)
    Polluted water poses a serious threat to the environment, human life and even the economy. This paper aims to look into sources of water pollution in Pakistan and their impact on our socio-economic system. In particular, the paper looks as to how the ...
  • Trade Reform, Managers and Skill Intensity: Evidence from India 

    Chakraborty, Pavel (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-06-30)
    India underwent a significant structural transformation through trade liberalization and other reforms (domestic) in the 1990s because of a balance-of-payments crisis. I use this episode to identify the causal effect of a drop in tariffs on wage ...
  • The Growth Impact of Disasters in Developing Asia 

    Dagli, Suzette; Ferrarini, Benno (Asian Development Bank, 2019-06-30)
    This paper estimates the growth impact of disasters, with a focus on developing Asia and its subregions. It finds that severe disasters slow down annual growth in the Pacific island countries by between 1 and 2 percentage points on average. This should ...

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