Exploring Strategies for Planned Urban Cluster Development in South Asia
This paper explains the importance of urban clusters and the potential of planned cluster development to drive economic growth in South Asia.
Inclusive Green Growth Index: A New Benchmark for Quality of Growth
This publication launches the Inclusive Green Growth Index, which captures the key dimensions of economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability.
Measuring, Monitoring, and Operationalizing Quality of Growth – Implications for the People’s Republic of China
This publication uses the Inclusive Green Growth Index developed by the Asian Development Bank to measure the People’s Republic of China’s quality of growth which is strong, shared, and sustainable.
Infrastructure Financing in South Asia
Despite a severe shortage of infrastructure, South Asia is the fastest growing region in the world. This working paper argues that this trend cannot continue.
Natural Disasters, Public Spending, and Creative Destruction: A Case Study of the Philippines
Natural disasters may cause suffering and threaten life, but they can also promote economic growth.
How Women Have Fared with the Rise of the People’s Republic of China in Global Supply Chain Trade
This paper examines the effects of the People's Republic of China's rapid integration into the global supply chain on women’s occupational status.
Do Natural Disasters Change Savings and Employment Choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan
Rural households remain vulnerable to climatic extremes and nonfarm employment opportunities can help reduce income and livelihood vulnerabilities.
Safety Nets and Food Programs in Asia: A Comparative Perspective
This study examines safety nets adopted in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to deal with the 2008 food crisis, and finds ways to improve safety net design—and increase their chances of success for helping the poor.
International Trade and Risk Sharing in the Global Rice Market: The Impact of Foreign and Domestic Supply Shocks
The rise of food prices in 2007–2008 has underscored the unreliability of world markets. Against this backdrop, this paper examines the impact of domestic and foreign supply shocks on international rice trade and domestic consumption.