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Financial Inclusion in Developing Asia: Transactional Accounts, Savings, and Borrowing
(Asian Development Bank, 2015-08-19)
ADB Briefs are based on papers or notes prepared by ADB staff and their resource persons. The series is designed to provide concise, nontechnical accounts of policy issues of topical interest, with a view to facilitating informed debate. The Department ...
Asian Development Bank Trade Finance Survey: Major Findings
(Asian Development Bank, 2013-03-01)
Findings from this survey suggest that trade finance gaps exist and need to be addressed because of the strong links between trade finance, business expansion, and job creation.
Environmental Strategy for the 12th Five-Year Plan Period: What Can the People’s Republic of China Learn from the 11th Five-Year Plan?
(Asian Development Bank, 2011-06-01)
This ADB brief reviews the environmental performance of the relatively successful 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) by comparing it with that of the 10th Five-Year Plan (2001-2005).
Poverty Dimension of the Social Protection Index: Assessing Results for Asia and the Pacific
(Asian Development Bank, 2014-05-31)
The paper analyzes the impact on the poor and the nonpoor of three major categories of social protection programs: social insurance, social assistance, and the labor market. This paper presents the results of ADB's study on Social Protection Index in ...
Deepening India’s Shallow Export Basket
(Asian Development Bank, 2014-03-15)
As talks of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the PRC and India progress, India has the opportunity to evaluate domestic bottlenecks to export diversification in order to create new trade opportunities. Though India has concluded a number of FTAs ...
(Asian Development Bank, 2017-04-30)
Agriculture is risky. Indeed, the exposure to a wide variety, complexity, and scale of risks can make it one of those rare activities where the risks are too high and the rewards too low, especially for smallholder farmers.
Free Trade Agreements in East Asia: A Way toward Trade Liberalization?
(Asian Development Bank, 2010-06-01)
This brief begins by discussing East Asia's emergence as a global factory and the spread of FTAs. It then examines varieties of national FTA strategies in Northeast and Southeast Asia. The brief goes on to analyze information on FTA use, impediments, ...
The Role of Fiscal Policy in Rebalancing the People's Republic of China
(Asian Development Bank, 2010-08-01)
This brief highlights the pivotal role to be played by fiscal policy in the People's Republic of China's rebalancing process if other supportive and complementary policies are in place.
Is the Net Enrollment Rate Estimate of the Philippines Accurate?
(Asian Development Bank, 2010-04-01)
The net enrollment rate (NER) is an important indicator for policy making. More careful estimation suggests that there has been a decline in NER but not as severe as the official Philippines Department of Education statistics indicated. Improvement in ...
New Financial Reforms and Their Effects on Emerging Asia
(Asian Development Bank, 2010-09-01)
The global financial crisis of 2008/09 has prompted a reassessment of financial regulation and supervision. Many note that regulatory changes in the global financial system inevitably slow financial innovation and economic growth. Will a wave of ...