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.


  • The Female Secondary Stipend and Assistance Program in Bangladesh: What Did It Accomplish? 

    Khandker, Shahidur Rahman; Samad, Hussain Akhterus; Fuwa, Nobuhiko; Hayashi, Ryotaro (Asian Development Bank, 2021-01-30)
    Are stipends for girls in the secondary level worth supporting to enhance socioeconomic and demographic changes? This paper examines the impact of the Female Secondary Stipend and Assistance Program (FSSAP) in Bangladesh in terms of observed short- and ...
  • Drivers and Benefits of Enhancing Participation in Global Value Chains: Lessons for India 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2020-12-30)
    In the last 2 decades, global production has become increasingly fragmented and organized around global value chains (GVCs). Enhancing participation in GVCs has been found to facilitate a wide range of development outcomes that a country at India’s ...
  • Maldives Macroeconomic Forecasting: A Component-Driven Quarterly Bayesian Vector Autoregression Approach 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2020-12-30)
    This study aims to build an efficient small-scale macroeconomic forecasting tool for Maldives. Due to significant limitations in data availability, empirical economic modeling for the country can be problematic. To address data constraints and circumvent ...
  • Tuberculosis Control Measures in Urban India: Strengthening Delivery of Comprehensive Primary Health Services 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2020-12-30)
    Approximately 2.69 million tuberculosis (TB) cases—about a quarter of the global cases—were reported in India on The Global Tuberculosis Report 2019. There are nearly half a million “missing” cases every year, either undiagnosed, unaccountable, or ...

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