Asian Development Review: Volume 38, Number 2

Publication | September 2021

This issue discusses new data in ADB’s COVID-19 Policy Database on sector financial balances, and other development topics including labor markets, gender, global value chains, poverty transitions, and housing.


This paper introduces an important entry on sector financial balances to the ADB COVID-19 Policy Database implemented in 2021—information for 35 economies on the financial positions of the private sector, government, and the rest of the world.

This study investigates empirically the relative importance of these two mechanisms—accumulation and technological catching-up—in Asian development based on a unified framework.

This study examines factors that may constrain older persons in Southeast Asia from meeting their health-care needs when sick.

The study investigates the importance of poor local labor market conditions in explaining the labor market behavior of married women in urban India.

This paper aims to characterize an enabling innovation ecosystem that corresponds to participation at the higher end of global value chains.

This paper seeks to provide up-to-date macroeconomic evidence regarding the extent of international fragmentation, with a special focus on the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

This paper measures price elasticities of manufactured exports from the People's Republic of China and results imply that exporters’ exposure to tariffs, trade wars, and exchange rate volatility can be reduced by upgrading its export basket.

This paper attempts to take the long view on poverty dynamics in India using a stochastic model.

This study aims to contribute to the existing literature by combining high-frequency indicators to nowcast the GDP growth of India.

This paper examines the effects of a mortgage interest rate subsidy on booms and busts in the housing market by analyzing the Housing Mortgage program in Mongolia.

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Health
  • COVID-19
  • Poverty
  • Social development and protection
  • Aging and the Elderly
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • 326
  • 8.5 x 11
  • JRN210341-2
  • 0116-1105 (print)
  • 1996-7241 (electronic)

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