Asian Development Review - Volume 23, Number 1

Publication | June 2006

With the failure of the Washington Consensus, this issue discusses development lessons for Asia from non-Asian countries. Another paper examines Asia’s current account surplus from the perspective of the savings–investment gap.

Other topics covered include a snapshot of labor standards, compliance, and impacts on competitiveness as Asia races to capture post-Multi-Fiber Agreement markets; and perspectives, patterns, and policies on employment generation for the rural poor in the region.

About the Asian Development Review

The Asian Development Review is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research carried out by ADB staff and resource persons. The Review stresses policy and operational relevance of development issues rather than the technical aspects of economics and other social sciences. Articles are intended for readership among economists and social scientists in government, private sector, academia, and international organizations.


  • Development Lessons for Asia from Non-Asian Countries - Dani Rodrik
  • Asia's Current Account Surplus: Savings Glut or Investment Drought? - Jesus Felipe, Kristine Kintanar, and Joseph Anthony Lim
  • Asia's Race to Capture Post-MFA Markets: A Snapshot of Labor Standards, Compliance, and Impacts on Competitiveness - Yana van der Meulen Rodgers and Günseli Berik
  • Employment Generation for the Rural Poor in Asia: Perspectives, Patterns, and Policies - Roehlano M. Briones

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Finance sector development
  • Industry and trade
  • Poverty
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • China, People's Republic of
  • 126
  • 0116-1105 (Print)

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