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Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific: Conference Highlights
This publication presents highlights of a conference that discussed the theory, practice, and policy considerations of regional public goods.
An Empirical Analysis of the Factors that Influence Infrastructure Project Financing by Banks in Select Asian Economies
This paper analyzes a critical aspect of expanding private finance to infrastructure by examining the role of bank lending to public–private partnership (PPP) projects through the project finance modality.
Deep Economic Integration and State Capacity: A Mechanism for Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap?
Exiting the middle-income trap requires costly improvements in state capacity. Can deep economic integration increase state capacity and, if so, how?
Asian Economic Integration Report 2017
Asia and the Pacific is leading a recovery in world trade amid the continued uncertainty surrounding the global trade policy environment.
Asia-Pacific Regional Integration Index: Construction, Interpretation, and Comparison
The study develops an index to measure the degree of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific (48 economies in six subregions).
Asian Economic Integration Report 2016
With the continued anemic global economic recovery, trade growth in Asia and the Pacific decelerated in 2015, falling further behind growth in gross domestic product.
A Comparative Infrastructure Development Assessment of the Republic of Korea and Kingdom of Thailand
In the Republic of Korea and Thailand, as in other countries of the region, development is best assisted by infrastructure investment that follows an integrated plan at the national level, supported by long-term sector master plans.
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.
Rice Trade and Price Volatility: Implications on ASEAN and Global Food Security
Focusing on Southeast Asia—home to the world’s largest rice exporters and importers—this paper examines trends in rice price and trade to determine whether trade causes volatility or the other way around.
Examining the Determinants of Food Prices in Developing Asia
This paper studies the factors that determine food prices, specifically focusing on the transmission of external shocks to domestic prices. It examines the sources of food price fluctuations in 11 developing Asian countries.