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    • 2008 Labour Overview: Latin America and the Caribbean 

      International Labour Office; Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The 2008 Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean is special. This edition provides evidence of the effects of an unprecedented international crisis that has cast a shadow over the global economy and ...
    • A Comparative Infrastructure Development Assessment of the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Thailand 

      Asian Development Bank (2014-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This publication is a comparative analysis of the provision of infrastructure in the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Thailand. It presents a comparative assessment of the two countries with the purpose of ...
    • A Primer on Corporate Governance 

      Serrat, Olivier (2011-01-01)
      {Excerpt} Direction and control are needed whenever people come together to realize societal and organizational goals. To govern is to do just that, to direct and control, by established laws or—preferably not—by arbitrary ...
    • A Primer on Corporate Values 

      Serrat, Olivier (2010-06-01)
      {Excerpt} Advertising strong, positive corporate values is à la mode. Why? In a globalizing world, meaningful values can, for example, instill a sense of identity and purpose in organizations; add spirit to the workplace; ...
    • A Primer on Intellectual Capital 

      Serrat, Olivier (2011-08-01)
      {Excerpt} Born of the information revolution, knowledge management has arisen in response to the belated understanding that intellectual capital is a core asset of organizations and that it should be circumscribed better. ...
    • A Primer on Organizational Culture 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-11-01)
      {Excerpt} The principal competitive advantage of successful organizations is their culture. Its study is a major constituent of organizational development—that is, the process through which an organization develops its ...
    • A Primer on Organizational Learning 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-12-01)
      {Excerpt} A knowledge advantage is a sustainable advantage that provides increasing returns as it is used. However, building a knowledge position is a long-term enterprise that requires foresight and planning. To begin, ...
    • A Primer on Talent Management 

      Serrat, Olivier (2010-02-01)
      {Excerpt} Critical talent is scarce (and about to become scarcer) because of three trends: the ongoing retirement of the "Baby Boom Generation", a widening skills gap, and large-scale social integration (driving rapidly ...
    • Achieving Skill Mobility in the ASEAN Economic Community: Challenges, Opportunity, and Policy Implications 

      Papademetriou, Demetrios G.; Sugiyarto, Guntur; Mendoza, Dovelyn Rannveig; Salant, Brian (2015-01-01)
      Despite clear aspirations by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to create an effective and transparent framework to facilitate movements among skilled professionals within the ASEAN by December 2015, progress ...
    • Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Organic Agriculture: Empowering Poor Women to Build the Future 

      Setboonsarng, Sununtar; Gregorio, Elsbeth E. (2017-11-01)
      The paper outlines the positive contributions of organic agriculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It draws upon empirical evidence from a series of studies financed by the Asian Development Bank ...
    • Action Learning 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-11-01)
      {Excerpt} Conventional approaches to learning hinge on the presentationof knowledge and skills. Then again, knowledge is revealedthrough methods of questioning amid risk, confusion,and opportunity. Reginald Revans, the ...
    • African Employment Trends: April 2007 

      International Labour Office (2007-04-01)
      [Excerpt] Widespread economic growth and increased productivity in Africa has been insufficient to reduce the growing numbers of unemployed and working poor in Africa. This is the main finding of the first African Employment ...
    • Appreciative Inquiry 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-12-01)
      {Excerpt} Every organization has something that works right, even if only in small quantities. Hence, it might be easier to foster organizational effectiveness by focusing on what one wants more (not what one wants less ...
    • Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-01-01)
      The Asia-Pacific region as a whole has had considerable success with the MDGs, particularly in reducing levels of poverty. Nevertheless, the region is off track when it comes to hunger, health and sanitation – and even in ...
    • 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 ...