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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  • 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 ...
  • The Experience of Gross National Happiness as Development Framework 

    Ura, Karma (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-04)
    This paper explores Gross National Happiness (GNH) as a framework for socio-economic development in Bhutan by elucidating GNH principles that affect the way Bhutanese society and state interact. It dwells more on how Bhutan is actually, in practice, ...
  • 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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