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The Asian Development Outlook 2000 is the Asian Development Bank's annual survey of economic developments in its developing member countries in the Asian and Pacific region. This year, the Outlook looks at the social challenge facing developing Asia as it enters the new millennium: improving the quality of life of the hundreds of millions who still live in abject poverty.
This study develops a framework for decomposing the gender earnings gap into across-occupation effect, encompasses differences between male and female employment distributions across occupations, and the associated market returns to these occupations.
This paper provides a succinct analysis of the negotiating points relevant to Asian economies participating in the ninth Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations (MTNs).
Author(s): Das, Dilip K.
Key Indicators of Developing Asian and Pacific Countries 1999 is the 30th in a series of annual statistical publications of ADB. It provides historical and current economic, financial, environment and social statistics on ADB's 39 developing member countries.
What implications does the Asian financial crisis have for outward-oriented economic policies? Should countries still strive toward greater openness? What policies will economic recovery entail? Is a new international financial architecture needed? Answers to these and other timely issues can be found in the 1999 edition of the Asian Development Outlook, the Asian Development Bank's annual survey of economic development in its developing member countries in the Asian and Pacific region.
This paper outlines an expanded and more challenging role for multilateral development banks (MDBs) in the provision of longer term development finance.
Author(s): Rana, Pradumna B.
In this paper a framework of tax reform requirements for Viet Nam is developed based on theories of taxation, particularly Optimal Tax Theory, and international tax reform experience in market and transitional economies
Author(s): Mundle, Sudipto
This paper attempts to assess the distributive impact of the economic adjustment program in India. It begins by discussing the analytical complexities of disentangling the impact of reforms from that of other autonomous developments in the economy.
The Philippines Transport Strategy Study (PTSS) is an innovative approach to addressing this new complex of issues in a rigorous and practical way.
This issue of the Asian Development Outlook is the tenth in a series of annual economic reports on the developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank.