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Developing Asia's New Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Financial Stability
(Asian Development Bank, 2008-12-01)
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and their investment activities have emerged as one of the most controversial issues in international finance. As their name implies, SWFs are characterized by two defining qualities - ownership and control by the government, ...
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.
Insurance for Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises
(Asian Development Bank, 2017-04-30)
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key component of every economy. Studies fill the literature with the importance of SMEs as employment generators, innovators, factors in the supply chains of larger enterprises, and important contributors ...
Asian Development Bank Trade Finance Survey: Major Findings
(Asian Development Bank, 2013-03-15)
A survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2012 to see whether any gaps for trade finance could be identified and quantified, and what, if any, is the relationship between these gaps and business expansion and job creation, both of which are crucial ...
The Classroom Assessment Scoring System as a Measure of Effective Teaching to Address the Learning Crisis
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-30)
Despite the remarkable progress in access to education, the learning crisis in South Asia continues to be a serious concern. To explore solutions, the Asian Development Bank organized a knowledge sharing workshop on improving education quality through ...
Tourism as a river of Growth in the Pacific; A Pathway to Growth and Prosperity for Pacific Island Countries
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-15)
Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and will be a key driver of economic growth in the coming decade. Yet despite more visitors to the Pacific, tourism growth is not inevitable for all countries in the region. This brief identifies the trends driving ...
The Governance Brief: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability: Assessing Public Financial Management Performance and Influencing Reform Processes
(Asian Development Bank, 2017-12-15)
The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, organized a 3-day event in February 2017 to explore and discuss experiences and achievements of the PEFA ...
Reconstructing Accountability after Major Disasters
(Asian Development Bank, 2015-06-30)
Strong accountability mechanisms should lead to better planning and budgeting, and better coordination. They can also lead to more effective political oversight and greater assurance that relief and recovery efforts will continue until recovery is fully ...
Budget Accountability Systems: What the Open Budget Survey Shows about Countries in the Asia and Pacific Region
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-06-30)
Though often seen as technical and far removed from ordinary people’s everyday concerns, the budget is perhaps the government’s most powerful tool to tackle economic and social challenges and pursue desired policy goals. Further, meeting international ...