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National Strategies for Regional Integration: South and East Asian Case Studies
(Asian Development Bank, 2009-07-01)
Regional integration is gathering momentum in Asia. This study examines the diverse experience of regional integration of South and East Asian economies during the last two decades and offers lessons for latecomers. The global economic crisis is expected ...
Inclusive Growth, Full Employment, and Structural Change: Implications and Policies for Developing Asia
(Asian Development Bank, 2009-10-01)
This book argues that structural change (reallocation of resources across sectors and higher diversification and sophistication of production and exports) is the key to sustained and fast growth in developing Asia. However, fast structural change often ...
Reducing Poverty in Asia
(Asian Development Bank, 2003-08-01)
In this book, a group of distinguished authors addresses three broad questions: what broad strategies and macroeconomic policies best support poverty reduction efforts in Asia; what role should targeted antipoverty interventions play, and how should ...
Diagnosing the Philippine Economy Toward Inclusive Growth
(Asian Development Bank, 2009-08-01)
The pace of growth in the Philippines is slower than that of many neighboring countries, and despite increasing growth in the period before the current global financial crisis, domestic investment remained weak, and had a declining share in gross ...
Managing Foreign Direct Investment in a Globalizing Economy: Asian Experiences
(Asian Development Bank, 2004-06-01)
The rapid growth of developing Asia has attracted, and been facilitated by, foreign direct investment (FDI). Potential benefits of FDI inflows extend far beyond financial resources, but costs may entail as well. Governments throughout the region have ...
Monetary and Financial Integration in Asia: The Way Ahead
(Asian Development Bank, 2003-12-01)
Since the 1997 Asian financial crisis, East Asia has taken several initiatives to promote regional monetary and financial cooperation to complement efforts at the global level. Going forward, the key issue is how these initiatives for regional monetary ...
Poverty, Growth, and Institutions in Developing Asia
(Asian Development Bank, 2003-10-01)
The theme of this book is that economic growth is key, but institutions and other national and subnational attributes matter as well. They are critical to explaining differences in social development and poverty reduction across countries and subnational ...
What Works? A Review of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions
(Asian Development Bank, 2001-12-10)
Improving nutrition in developing countries is both humanitarian and an economic imperative. Yet, the lack of a systematic evaluation of what works and what does not hampers the progress that has been made.
Green Transport: Resource Optimization in the Road Sector in the People's Republic of China
(Asian Development Bank, 2009-01-01)
The purpose of the in-depth study on Resource Optimization in the Road Sector was to examine how the development of the road system in the People's Republic of China affects the use of land, the use of energy, and the quality of the environment, and ...
Labor Markets in Asia: Issues and Perspectives
(Asian Development Bank, 2006-01-01)
Unemployment and underemployment are developing Asia's most important problems. On conservative estimates, the region is home to about 500 million workers who are either unemployed or underemployed. Therefore, helping people as workers is critical for ...