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Papers and Briefs | 30 Dec 2020
Developing Modernization Indicators for the People’s Republic of China: Key Considerations and a Proposed Framework
This working paper applies a modernization indicator to assesses the progress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and compared it with countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the G20.
Papers and Briefs | 29 Dec 2020
The Wellness Economy: A Comprehensive System of National Accounts Approach
This working paper explains how to derive indicators for a country's wellness sector using the system of national accounts framework. It also provides estimates of these indicators for 10 countries in developing Asia across 2 time periods.
Reports | 29 Dec 2020
Strengthening Cross-Border Community Collaboration in the CAREC Region
This report analyzes cross-border community collaboration among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) member countries and identifies opportunities for inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic development in border regions.
Papers and Briefs | 28 Dec 2020
Returning Migrants in the People’s Republic of China Challenges and Perspectives—Evidence from Chongqing
This working paper examines the push and pull factors that shape return migration in the People’s Republic of China, drawing on research findings in Dianjiang County of Chongqing Municipality.
Papers and Briefs | 28 Dec 2020
The Gender Dimension of Sustainable Consumption and Production: A Microsurvey-Based Analysis of Gender Differences in Awareness, Attitudes, and Behaviors in the People’s Republic of China
Using microsurveys in the People's Republic of China, this paper explores how gender affects sustainable consumption and production. It calls for increasing women's capacity in shaping environmental solutions to achieve this goal.
Papers and Briefs | 25 Dec 2020
Digital Finance and Financial Literacy: An Empirical Investigation of Chinese Households
Financial literacy plays an important role in bridging the digital divide and promoting digital trust.
Papers and Briefs | 24 Dec 2020
Infrastructure Quality, Cross-Border Connectivity, and Trade Costs
Islands and especially landlocked countries need to continue improving their infrastructure quality and connectivity with their neighboring countries and the rest of the world.
Papers and Briefs | 23 Dec 2020
A Way Forward for Energy Pricing and Market Reforms to Reduce Emissions: The Case of the Top 10 Carbon Dioxide–Emitting Countries
Increasing energy prices can be an effective way to suppress carbon dioxide emissions.
Books | 23 Dec 2020
Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure
Developing Asia’s demand for high-quality, integrated infrastructure requires a steady but equitable supply of land.
Papers and Briefs | 21 Dec 2020
The Role of Local Governments in Driving High-Quality Growth in the People’s Republic of China
This paper analyzes the tax system in the People's Republic of China, focusing on fiscal and institutional operations of local governments. Centralized reforms are recommended to help better manage fiscal liabilities at the local level.