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ADBI Staff Articles
Asia needs more transport infrastructure. More than the state, which finances the lion's share, can fund. So what more can be done to bring in increased private capital, when investors have so far been mostly disappointed by the returns? Is there a way of breathing new life into the public private partnership (PPP), the most common vehicle for private infrastructure investment?
Beyond its effect on incomes, trade can also have significant developmental impacts through its influence on the price, quantity, and quality of goods available within markets. How can African countries use trade policy to improve their population’s access to products that are important from a sustainable development perspective?
The Think20 is convening in Japan under its 2019 G20 presidency. T20 Japan Chair and Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Naoyuki Yoshino explains how the world’s leading think tanks will help G20 Leaders address pressing global challenges and deliver more inclusive, sustainable growth for all. Read more.
Women comprise half the world’s population but only four out of every ten workers, with the gender gap within the labor force rising as high as 25% among Asian countries. Read more.
Growth in high-income countries differs qualitatively from that of middle-income countries, and hence requires different factor endowments, industrial structures, and policies. Read more.
Taxation is increasingly in the limelight of the development agenda, particularly with the emergence of the G20 as the premier international forum. ADBI’s new book analyzes country policies and shares practical experiences of tax systems from selected countries in the region. Read more.
Will structural transformation remain crucial in determining potential productivity growth and income distribution? ADBI’s new book presents novel conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence from the economies of the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam. Read more.
Global Economic Slowdown and the Demand for Migrant WorkJean-Christophe Dumont (OECD) describes how the global economic slowdown and recovery have affected demand and employment for migrant work all over the world. Download the book.
Remittance Costs and Financial LiteracyIsaku Endo (World Bank) discusses factors that affect remittance costs, and how financial literacy and market transparency can bring these costs down. Download the book.
Diaspora Investment in Development: Can the Private Sector Help?Eric-Vincent Guichard (Movement Capital) explains how and why the private sector can help channel diaspora investment funds into development projects. Download the book.
Technology and Migrant RemittancesDiana Boncheva (Strategic Partnerships and Projects, Mondato LLC) outlines how to improve migrants’ access to technology and how technology can improve the remittance process. Download the book.
Asian Governments’ Efforts to Better Manage Labor MigrationRepresentatives from Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand describe their governments’ efforts to better manage labor migration. Includes Johan Mahmood Merican (Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department), Liberty Casco (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), and Soraya Yosyingyong (Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board). Download the book.