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  • Overcoming Public Sector Inefficiencies toward Universal Health Coverage: The Case for National Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific 

    Banzon, Eduardo; Mailfert, Mathilde (Asian Development Bank, 2018-05-15)
    As governments in Asia and the Pacific invest more on health, unmasking inefficiencies in spending is a priority to achieve Universal Health Coverage. This paper looks at inefficiencies in the public sector, and how they affect the way health systems’ ...
  • Increasing Benefits Through Economic Corridor Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 

    Frielink, Barend; Bando, Shunsuke (Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-30)
    Special economic zones play an important role in the development of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which is home to 328 million people. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) shares borders with the other five GMS countries. However, it is ...
  • Trade Facilitation and Innovation: Evidence from South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Countries 

    Shepherd, Ben; Kumar, Utsav; Dime, Roselle (Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-30)
    This paper examines how trade times affect innovation behavior. Analysis in the paper shows that shorter trade times are associated with the introduction of new products and new management systems. From a policy perspective, results suggest that long-run ...
  • Catalyzing Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Venture Capital in Sri Lanka 

    Sharini Kulasinghe; Lily Han; Takuya Hoshino; Abhishek Rathi; Don Lambert (Asian Development Bank, 2018-03-15)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the bedrock of Sri Lanka’s economy. Comprising 75% of all active enterprises, Sri Lanka’s SMEs provide 45% of employment and contribute 52% to its gross domestic product. Creating an environment conducive ...

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