This paper provides available evidence-based data on urban nutrition in India and explores practical multisectoral interventions that can contribute to ADB's support for the implementation of the country's National Urban Health Mission.
29 Dec 2020 | Papers and Briefs | South Asia Working Papers
This paper analyzes the magnitude of tuberculosis (TB) transmission and the quality of interventions in India’s urban areas and migrant populations. This paper offers actionable recommendations for TB elimination in India by 2025.
This paper estimates an optimal target portfolio of sovereign debt for Nepal that minimizes long-term financing cost. In the analysis, a practical framework is applied, which is built upon the traditional mean-variance efficient frontier approach and simultaneously employs a relatively new concept of cost-at-risk (CaR). The framework is flexible enough to incorporate other factors such as liquidity risk. Simulation results show that the Nepali economy needs to increase longer-term domestic borrowing instruments, and that the maturity structure of domestic bonds should be simplified.
01 Jun 2005 | Papers and Briefs | NRM Working Papers
The NRM Working Paper Series draws on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by NRM and its policy analysis network. The papers represent rudimentary work meant to stimulate discussion and elicit feedback. Papers published under this series could subsequently be revised based on feedback of commentators and published as articles in professional journals or chapters in books.
Bangladesh not only kept girls in school but improved their lives on multiple levels with a simple, low-cost stipend program. It offers valuable insights for school systems around the world struggling with the pandemic.
Educational institutions must work with governments, the private sector, communities, and civic authorities to ensure equitable access to high-quality learning resources during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond...
ADB will lend $350 million to Bangladesh to help public and private institutions scale up skills training for 1.25 million young workers so they are well-equipped to find jobs and meet the changing needs of today’s labor market.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $100 million loan to help the government of Sri Lanka revamp its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) which will equip youth with the required skills for the job market.
Sungsup Ra, Director in ADB’s South Asia Department, explains the importance of giving all children and youth a good education to help them get better jobs and ensure South Asia’s economies grow and develop.