Asian Development Review - Volume 23, Number 2

Publication | December 2006

This issue discusses planners versus searchers in foreign aid, where planners use past models such as financing gap and poverty trap. Searchers, on the other, explore solutions by trial and error and get feedback on the ones that work.

It also has papers on the past and future of India's economy, the inclusiveness of growth of the People's Republic of China from the perspective of population health, and the Philippines’s investment climate in relation to the performance of manufacturing firms and the productivity of regional economies.

About the Asian Development Review

The Asian Development Review is a professional journal of ADB 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.


  • Planners versus Searchers in Foreign Aid - William Easterly
  • India: The Past and Its Future - Raghuram G. Rajan
  • Inclusiveness of Economic Growth in the People's Republic of China: What Do Population Health Outcomes Tell Us? - Ajay Tandon, Juzhong Zhuang, and Somnath Chatterji
  • Investment Climate, Productivity, and Regional Development in a Developing Country - Ernesto M. Pernia and J. M. Ian S. Salas

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Health
  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • China, People's Republic of
  • India
  • 96
  • 0116-1105 (Print)


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