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  • Enabling Smart Urban Redevelopment in India through Floor Area Ratio Incentives 

    Shenvi, Apoorva; Slangen, Ron H. (Asian Development Bank, 2018-07-15)
    Rapid urbanization puts tremendous stress on Indian cities. In the last 2 decades, India’s urban population has increased exponentially, with 420 million Indians—33% of the population—living in cities in 2015. Experts estimate that urbanization will ...
  • Impact Evaluation of Road Improvements and Rural Poverty—Baseline Survey in the Ningxia Liupanshan Area of the People’s Republic of China 

    Nishimura, Masahiro; Sieber, Niklas; Wang, Sangui (Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-30)
    Rural road improvements indirectly benefit the poor by generating more income opportunities. The Asian Development Bank is financing a major road-improvement project in rural areas of the People’s Republic of China. In order to assess the impacts of ...
  • Closing the Financing Gap in Asian Infrastructure 

    Ra, Sungsup; Li, Zhigang (Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-15)
    Infrastructure investment in Asia, both in economic and social infrastructure, faces a massive financing gap despite the region’s high savings. The cause of this gap is a capital flow paradox in which Asia’s outflow of portfolio funds far exceeds the ...
  • Trade Costs, Time, and Supply Chain Reliability 

    Kumar, Utsav; Shepherd, Ben; Dime, Roselle (Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-15)
    This paper uses measures of international transport time in median and standard deviation based on shipment-level data from the Universal Postal Union, to analyze the effect of time on trade costs. The results show that median shipping times increase ...

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