Asian Development Outlook 1998: Population and Human Resources

Publication | April 1998

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.

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. In the context of developments in the world economy that have included some difficult challenges, this Outlook analyzes the DMCs' recent economic performance, assesses their economic prospects, and reviews the policy issues that confront them.

Contents 

  • Foreword, Acronyms and Abbreviations and Definitions
  • Part I: Developing Asia and the World
    • Economic Developments and Prospects
    • The Financial Crisis in Asia
  • Part II: Economic Trends and Prospects in the DMCs
    • Newly Industrialized Economies
      • Hong Kong, China
      • Republic of Korea
      • Singapore
      • Taipei,China
    • People's Republic of China and Mongolia
      • People's Republic of China
      • Mongolia
    • Central Asian Republics
      • Kazakhstan
      • Kyrgyz Republic
      • Uzbekistan
    • Southeast Asia
      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Lao People's Democratic Republic
      • Malaysia
      • Myanmar
      • Philippines
      • Thailand
      • Viet Nam
    • South Asia
      • Bangladesh
      • Bhutan
      • India
      • Maldives
      • Nepal
      • Pakistan
      • Sri Lanka
    • Pacific Islands
      • Fiji
      • Papua New Guinea
      • Cook Islands
      • Kiribati
      • Marshall Islands
      • Federated States of Micronesia
      • Samoa
      • Solomon Islands
      • Tonga
      • Tuvalu
      • Vanuatu
  • Part III: Population and Human Resources: Building Blocks or Binding Constraints to Future Asian Development?
    • The Changing Demographic Structure in Developing Asia
    • Demographic Change and Savings
    • Demographic Change and Labor Force Growth
    • Improving Productivity by Investing in Human Resources
    • Health and Productivity in the ADEs
    • Education and Productivity in the ADEs
    • Human Resource Development in Agriculture
    • Human Resource Development in Industry
    • Nurturing Technological Capability
    • International Integration and the Returns to Skills
    • Human Resource Development in Services
    • Financing Human Resource and Technology Development
    • Strategies and Policies for Improving Human Resources
    • Conclusions
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Statistical Notes
    • Statistical Appendix