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Distributed Ledger Technologies for Developing Asia
This paper assesses the practical implementation for distributed ledger (or blockchain) technology in improving the process of financing, deploying, tracking, and evaluating development finance assistance in key sectors.
Divergent Emerging Market Economy Responses to Global and Domestic Monetary Policy Shocks
This paper investigates how the United States and domestic monetary policy rates affect macroeconomic conditions in emerging market economies.
The Role and Impact of Infrastructure in Middle-Income Countries: Anything Special?
This paper examines the evolution of infrastructure, and the impact of infrastructure investment, in middle-income countries.
High-Speed Railroad and Economic Geography: Evidence from Japan
Surging high-speed railroad investments may encourage the formation of megacities due to further agglomeration in service industries. This can have profound implications for urban policies on society, demographics, and environment.
Developing Myanmar’s Information and Communication Technology Sector toward Inclusive Growth
Myanmar is expected to grow at least 6.8% per year in the coming years. Accompanying this growth will be an increase in demand for infrastructure services, including ICT-related services, both for consumption and production uses.
Power Sector Development in Myanmar
With the electricity consumption expected to grow in emerging economies such as Myanmar, it is important that the government prioritize its stable, efficient, and affordable supply.
Overcoming Critical Constraints to Sustaining Productivity Growth in Key Commodities of Asia and the Pacific
This paper studies the trends in rice, wheat, and edible oil production, and relates them to technology, climate change, infrastructure, and development. A total factor productivity analysis shows that future production growth is possible.
The Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing Industry: Diversity and Challenges in Asia
This paper examines who and why some Asian countries have been more successful than others in developing information technology-business process outsourcing services industries.
Leveraging Service Sector Growth in the Philippines
This paper looks at the potential to leverage service sector growth in the Philippine economy. It stresses the need for revitalization of a wide range of service and goods-producing industries and the interface between them.
What is Economic Corridor Development and What Can It Achieve in Asia’s Subregions?
This paper examines the role of economic corridor development in regional economic integration.