Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 2
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This issue highlights the impact of technology on Asia's global value chains and considers development subjects including remittances, conditional cash transfers, agriculture, and bank credit.
It hones in on trade to analyze how technology changes job markets in developing Asian economies, assesses e-commerce growth, and considers trade costs in the Philippines. Studies cover how farmers in Pakistan can increase productivity, delve into Nepal's fertilizer market, and ask whether the quality of ASEAN banks affects credit growth. Additionally, the edition explores COVID-19’s impact on Tajikistan's remittance-dependent households, and the outcomes of distributing nutritional information through conditional cash transfer networks in the Philippines.
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This paper uses an input–output approach to examine how employment responded to consumption, trade, and technological progress in 16 economies that accounted for about 95% of employment in developing Asia from 2008 to 2018.
This study examines if e-commerce growth in an economy can affect its global value chain exports and how information and communication technology infrastructure and technology adoption measures, payment systems, and delivery mechanisms can facilitate this growth.
This paper fills the gap in domestic trade costs by estimating province border effects, or a province’s tendency to trade with itself rather than with other provinces.
This paper studies the impact of distributing nutritional information in the conditional cash transfer program on intrahousehold food expenditure allocation in the Philippines.
This study investigates the effect of remittances on household welfare of Tajikistan, which is one of the world’s most heavily remittance-dependent countries.
This paper discerns the factors that explain the behavior of agrovets to indulge in acquiring and retailing subsidized fertilizer that the government regulates.
This study examines technical efficiency in the production of wheat, rice, and maize in Punjab province in Pakistan based on the 2016–2017 farm survey data.
This study investigates impacts of the quality of governance, trustworthiness, and confidence on bank credit growth, and examines credit growth cyclicality in 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.