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  • Sri Lanka's Macroeconomic Challenges: A Tale of Two Deficits 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2019-03-15)
    Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic landscape has been characterized by fiscal dominance—high deficits and public debt. This has manifested in a high degree of macroeconomic volatility, evidenced by its frequent balance-of-payments crises and instability. The ...
  • The Business of Greening: Policy Measures for Green Business Development in Asia 

    Ponzi, Daniele (Asian Development Bank, 2019-01-30)
    Strong economic growth in Asia and the Pacific in the last 50 years has improved living standards, health, education, and food security. However, economic activities have put pressure on critical environmental resources, resulting in degradation of ...
  • Investment in Research and Development for Basmati Rice in Pakistan: Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division, Central and West Asia Department 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    This paper presents the argument that Pakistan needs to increase its investments in agriculture research and development. It identifies strategies to show how a Basmati rice development program can achieve sustainable funding and effective oversight ...
  • Industrialization of developing Countries in a Multicountry, Multisector Capital accumulation Model 

    Hayashi, Tadateru (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    This working paper shows that developing countries industrialize, or start producing investment goods, when their relative share in global production becomes larger than the global demand for consumption goods. Industrialization is simulated in a capital ...

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