ADBI Working Papers

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper series is a continuation of the formerly named Discussion Paper series which began in January 2003. The numbering of the papers continued without interruption or change. ADBI was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.


  • Enhancing Connectivity and Trade Between Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries and the World: Benefits, Risks and Policy Implication 

    Kalyuzhnova, Yelena; Holzhacker, Hans (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-06-30)
    Transportation corridors and reduced trade costs are essential to develop Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries’ foreign trade. However, to intensify intra-CAREC trade as well as the region’s global exports, the product portfolio ...
  • Who Benefits from Piped Water in the House? Empirical Evidence from a Gendered Analysis in India 

    Sedai, Ashish Kumar (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-06-30)
    The disproportionate burden of water collection, maintenance, and service for women in developing economies calls for a juxtaposition of water infrastructure and gender differences at the household level. We use spatiotemporal data from the largest ...
  • Corridor Developments for Transforming Central Asia 

    Kumagai, Satoru; Gokan, Toshitaka; Tsubota, Kenmei (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-06-30)
    This paper offers a Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model (SCGE) to evaluate the potential regional economic impacts of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) corridors and the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route ...
  • Logistics Policy Analysis and Network Model Simulation for Cross-Border Transport in the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor: Global Intermodal Logistics Network Simulation (GLINS) Model 

    Watanabe, Daisuke; Shibasaki, Ryuichi; Arai, Hirofumi (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-06-30)
    The countries in Central Asia (CA) are landlocked and without coastlines. Therefore, the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor (TCTC) will play an important role in facilitating cross-border logistics in CA, particularly with land transport. To promote ...

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