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    • A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific 

      Araki, Satoru; Claus, Iris (2014-01-01)
      A robust and sustainable tax system requires good tax administration. This report compares the administrative frameworks, functions, and performances of revenue bodies in 22 economies in Asia and the Pacific. The descriptive ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-01-01)
      Developing Asia is challenged to sustain its growth momentum as the pace in its two largest economies moderates. Regional growth is expected to slide marginally from 6.1% in 2012 to 6.0% in 2013, before picking up to 6.2% ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2013: Asia's Energy Challenge 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Developing Asia’s economies are returning to healthy growth. In the face of continued sluggishness in the United States, the euro area, and Japan, the region is finding ways to bolster its resilience. The Asian ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth 

      Asian Development Bank (2014-01-01)
      Developing Asia achieved steady economic growth in 2013 as the region adapted to a changing global landscape. Demand from the advanced economies picked up as recovery gathered momentum. Yet this improvement was tempered ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2015 Update: Enabling Women, Energizing Asia 

      Asian Development Bank (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Over the past several decades, rapid growth has transformed the region into a “New Asia” that is more prosperous, urban, and globalized than ever before. Yet much work remains to ensure that the benefits of growth ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2015: Financing Asia's Future Growth 

      Asian Development Bank (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Developing Asia will grow at a steady 6.3% in 2015 and 2016—the same pace as 2014—supported by a strengthening recovery in the major industrial economies and soft global commodity prices. The drop in international ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2016: Asia's Potential Growth 

      Asian Development Bank (2016-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Global headwinds notwithstanding, developing Asia will continue to contribute 60% of world growth. Weighing sluggish growth in the United States and the euro area, the transition of the People’s Republic of China ...
    • Asian Development Outlook 2017: Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge 

      Asian Development Bank (2017-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Developing Asia continued to perform well even as recovery in the major industrial economies remained weak. The region is forecast to expand by 5.7% in 2017 and 2018, nearly the 5.8% growth achieved in 2016, as ...
    • Asian Development Outlook Supplement: Firming Industrial Economies to Support Asia's Outlook 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-12-01)
      Developing Asia is set to benefit as further signs emerge of growth momentum in the advanced economies. The region is poised to meet the 2013 and 2014 growth forecasts in Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update, though the ...
    • Developing the Service Sector as an Engine of Growth for Asia 

      Park, Donghyun; Noland, Marcus (2013-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This book takes an in-depth look at the barriers that stand in the way of service sector development in Asia to systematically assess the prospects for the sector to be an engine of growth. It covers a number of ...
    • Development Asia 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-04-01)
      Beneath the gloss of Asia’s newfound prosperity lies an unsettling reality. Rising inequality has denied the benefits of Asia’s economic growth to many millions of its citizens. The problem is worsening as the region’s ...
    • e-Quarterly Research Bulletin (Vol. 4, No. 4) 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-10-01)
      [Excerpt] While Asia’s high growth rates during the last 5 decades have been well documented and discussed, a facet perhaps less well-known is the great heterogeneity in economic transformation in the region. This term ...
    • e-Quarterly Research Bulletin (Vol. 5, No. 1) 

      Asian Development Bank (2014-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Macro financial risk propagation and its implications on financial stability have emerged as major concerns of governments and financial institutions, particularly those with large financial asset pools. The ...
    • e-Quarterly Research Bulletin (Vol. 5, No. 3) 

      Asian Development Bank (2014-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Asia and the Pacific continues to lead the world in reducing extreme poverty, defined as the number of people living on less than $1.25 per day. In 1981, the region had 1.59 billion people living in poverty—a poverty ...
    • Economic Class and Labour Market Inclusion: Poor and Middle Class Workers in Developing Asia and the Pacific 

      Huynh, Phu; Kapsos, Steven (2013-01-01)
      Using an absolute definition of poverty and the middle class, this paper presents trends and estimates of the poor, near poor and middle class working population in developing Asia and the Pacific. It finds that since 1991 ...
    • Female Labor Force Participation in Asia: Key Trends, Constraints, and Opportunities 

      Tanaka, Sakiko; Muzones, Maricor (2016-10-01)
      Key Messages In Asia, female labor force participation ranges from 16% in Afghanistan to 83% in Nepal, while male labor force participation ranges from 52% in Timor-Leste to 89% in Nepal. Women’s participation in the labor ...
    • Fiscal Policy and Growth in Developing Asia 

      Abdon, Amelyn; Estrada, Gemma B.; Lee, Minsoo; Park, Donghyun (2014-10-01)
      In this paper we empirically explore the relationship between fiscal policy and economic growth in developing Asia. The region’s overall level of taxes and government spending are substantially lower than those prevailing ...
    • Governance and Development Outcomes in Asia 

      Sen, Kunal (2014-01-01)
      The relationship between governance and economic development is one of the most important areas of research in international development. Much of the previous literature has focused on whether better governance leads to ...
    • Human Capital Spending, Inequality, and Growth in Middle-Income Asia 

      Abrigo, Michael R. M.; Lee, Sang-Hyop; Park, Donghyun (2017-12-01)
      Asia’s rapid population aging fortifies the case for strengthening human capital investments. Further, the experience of the newly industrialized economies suggests that human capital investments will be a vital ingredient ...
    • In Search of a Better Match: Qualification Mismatches in Developing Asia 

      Chua, Kenn; Chun, Natalie (2016-02-01)
      This paper empirically tests the role of search frictions in driving qualification mismatches in the labor market. Using new data from several low-income economies in urban Asia we find that overeducation in less developed ...