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Ali, Ifzal


  • 01 Jul 2007 | Papers and Briefs

    This paper examines policy implications of adopting inclusive growth as the overarching goal for developing Asia.

  • 01 Jul 2007 | Papers and Briefs

    This paper defines what inclusive growth is and proposes a new methodology to capture inclusive growth. It applies the proposed methodology to the Philippines using its micro household survey, the Annual Poverty Indicator Survey.

  • 01 May 2007 | Papers and Briefs

    Inclusive growth is now at the heart of mainstream development economics. This paper explains why developing Asia needs to move its development focus from poverty reduction to inclusive growth. This policy brief examines the implications of such a shift for public policy.

  • 01 Nov 2004 | Papers and Briefs

    The People's Republic of China (PRC) has achieved impressive economic growth over the past two decades. In recent years, India has also shown promising signs of economic acceleration. Despite this, both countries still remain poor. A critical question that continues to face them is whether they can sustain strong economic growth. This brief aims to shed light on this question by comparing and contrasting their economic performance and policies.

  • 01 May 2004 | Papers and Briefs

    Sustaining and accelerating the course of poverty reduction requires stepping up efforts for inclusive growth. Past experience in developing Asia demonstrates the critical significance of inclusive growth for poverty reduction. By improving the access of the poor to markets, increasing productivity and creating further opportunities for employment, inclusive growth mainstreams the poor to actively participate in the growth process, thereby contributing to raising their standards of living.

  • 01 Jun 2003 | Papers and Briefs

    With a time horizon that is medium to long-term, this brief provides broad directions for policy and institutional reforms that would help revive growth in the ADEs. Given the pronounced diversity of the ADEs, specific directions are called for in each economy. However, it is not possible to address all the specificities here. The brief identifies emerging domestic constraints, examines the challenges and opportunities resulting from globalization, sketches a broad reform agenda and concludes with a sequencing of the reforms in the different subregions.

  • 01 Jan 2003 | Papers and Briefs

    Rural infrastructure investments can lead to higher farm and nonfarm productivity, employment and income opportunities, and increased availability of wage goods, thereby reducing poverty by raising mean income and consumption.

  • 01 Jun 1991 | Papers and Briefs

    Power systems consist of integrated networks of generation, main transmission and local distribution components. The intra and intertemporal dependence of these components make it desirable to take a systems approach to investment planning which should aim at maximization of net benefits. The process of maximization of net benefits for the power system as a whole can be viewed as consisting of four modules.

  • 01 Dec 1990 | Papers and Briefs

    The paper deals with some conceptual and analytical issues in the area of international development financing. The major lending modalities of the multilateral financial institutions (MFIs) include project and adjustment lending. While project lending could be viewed as the modality for augmenting investing, the role of adjustment lending would be to facilitate adjustment of policies and institutions in developing countries.

  • 01 Nov 1990 | Papers and Briefs

    Augmenting capital accumulation was considered to be the central challenge for achieving growth in the developing countries in the 1960s and 1970s. Project investment constituted the cutting edge of development. To facilitate rational decision making for public sector investment, a vast literature on project evaluation emerged. Shadow prices defined as the ultimate effect on society's welfare resulting from a change in the net supply of an input or output featured prominently in this literature.



  • 01 Dec 2008 | Serials

    This issue focuses on the People's Republic of China (PRC) and topics cover inclusive growth, equity and efficiency in the primary distribution stage, reforming the welfare system, and poverty reduction.

  • 01 Dec 2007 | Serials

    This issue covers inequality and inclusive growth in Asia; new global poverty counts; interrelationship between growth, inequality, and poverty in Asia; integration sectors in ASEAN; and economic growth and poverty reduction in Kazakhstan.

  • 01 Jun 2007 | Serials

    This issue presents topics on how to measure sustainable development, inclusive growth, and government inclusiveness within the context of inequalities in the health sector, among others.

  • 01 Dec 2006 | Serials

    This issue discusses planners versus searchers in foreign aid, where planners use past models such as financing gap and poverty trap. Searchers, on the other, explore solutions by trial and error and get feedback on the ones that work.

  • 01 Jun 2006 | Serials

    With the failure of the Washington Consensus, this issue discusses development lessons for Asia from non-Asian countries. Another paper examines Asia’s current account surplus from the perspective of the savings–investment gap.

  • 01 Dec 2005 | Serials

    This edition discusses issues on Asia's foreign exchange reserves, exchange regimes, and monetary policy; and looks at both export-led and domestic demand-led growth policies to achieve a more balanced growth strategy.

  • 01 Jun 2005 | Serials

    This edition discusses issues at stake in the next World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference; poverty reduction strategies from Asia–Pacific countries; and quota-free trade in textiles and closing for ASEAN; among others.