ADB South Asia Working Paper Series

The South Asia Working Paper Series of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a forum for ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken in ADB or on its behalf. The series is a knowledge product that replaces the South Asia Economic Report and South Asia Occasional Paper Series. It is meant to enhance greater understanding of current important economic and development issues in South Asia, promote policy dialogue among stakeholders, and facilitate reforms and development management. The ADB south Asia Working Paper Series, maintained by the South Asia Department of ADB, is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books.

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  • Sri Lanka's Macroeconomic Challenges: A Tale of Two Deficits 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2019-03-15)
    Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic landscape has been characterized by fiscal dominance—high deficits and public debt. This has manifested in a high degree of macroeconomic volatility, evidenced by its frequent balance-of-payments crises and instability. The ...
  • Making Renewable Energy a Success in Bangladesh: Getting the Business Model Right 

    Marro, Peter; Bertsch, Natalie (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-16)
    This paper analyzes the success of the solar home system program in Bangladesh, which today provides clean, reliable electricity to more than 16 million rural households in off-grid areas. It describes the impact and benefits of the program; various ...
  • Making Renewable Energy a Success in Bangladesh: Getting the Business Model Right 

    Marro, Peter; Bertsch, Natalie (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-04)
    This paper analyzes the success of the solar home system program in Bangladesh, which today provides clean, reliable electricity to more than 16 million rural households in off-grid areas. It describes the impact and benefits of the program; various ...
  • A Framework of Trade Policy for Bhutan Compatible with the Gross National Happiness 

    Cheong, Inkyo; Bark, Taeho; Jeong, Hoe Yun (Asian Development Bank, 2015-09-29)
    This paper discusses the win–win relationship between the gross national happiness and trade policy, and attempts to analyze trade policy issues of Bhutan, namely inclusive growth, trade facilitation, incidence of tariffs, and World Trade Organization ...

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