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  • Hazard Analysis on Public–Private Partnership Projects in Developing Asia 

    Lee, Minsoo; Han, Xuehui; Quising, Pilipinas F.; Villaruel, Mai Lin (Asian Development Bank, 2018-07-15)
    Developing Asia’s infrastructure gap results from both inadequate public resources and a lack of effective channel to mobilize private resources toward desired outcomes. The public–private partnership (PPP) mechanism has evolved to fill the infrastructure ...
  • Asia’s Industrial Transformation: The Role of Manufacturing and Global Value Chains (Part 2) 

    Felipe, Jesus (Asian Development Bank, 2018-07-15)
    This paper argues that the single most important factor that explains East Asia’s development success was its fast structural transformation toward industrialization, manufacturing in particular. Workers moved out of agriculture into manufacturing, and ...
  • Asia’s Industrial Transformation: The Role of Manufacturing and Global Value Chains (Part 1) 

    Felipe, Jesus (Asian Development Bank, 2018-07-15)
    This paper argues that the single most important factor that explains East Asia’s development success was its fast structural transformation toward industrialization, manufacturing in particular. Workers moved out of agriculture into manufacturing, and ...
  • Deep Economic Integration and State Capacity: A Mechanism for Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap? 

    Bruszt, László; Campos, Nauro F. (Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-15)
    Exiting the middle-income trap requires costly improvements in state capacity. Can deep economic integration increase state capacity and, if so, how? This paper provides a conceptual framework, new measurement, and evidence. Focusing on a panel of ...

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