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Banking Sector Reform
The main objectives were to provide better insights of the main business and operations of banking institutions and to enhance their understanding and practical skills in bank supervision, risk management and restructuring.
Emerging Issues in Trade Policy
Growth, achieved through greater trade openness and non-discriminatory domestic policy, is an effective means to reducing poverty.
Partnerships for Better Municipal Management
This volume represents the experiences of several Asian municipal leaders and representatives of development agencies in improving governance and delivery of municipal services, particularly through partnerships with the private sector and nongovernment organizations.
It is also a summary of the proceedings of theAsian Mayors' Forumheld in Colombo in June 1999.
Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Market Economies
Recent financial crises in emerging market economies have called into question the relevance of fixed exchange rate regimes. Indeed, in a world of free capital movements, the management of fixed exchange rates is becoming very challenging.
Corporate Governance in Asia
It is suspected that weaknesses in corporate governance were partly responsible for the poor investment decisions and risky financing practices that led to non-performing loans and large-scale bankruptcy during the Asian crisis.
Pension Fund Reforms for Asia
Developing countries in general and Asia in particular are aging rapidly. As a natural consequence there will have to be significant increases in public social spending.
Policy Issues on Privatization
Privatization is grounded on the changing roles of governments in the economic development process. The rationale for privatization is that state-owned enterprises could not live up to their development expectations in many countries.
Governance, Corruption and Public Financial Management
This book is an assembly of the major papers presented during the Seminar on Public Financial Management and Accountability, and the World Conference on Governance held in Manila in April and June 1999, respectively.
The papers coverthe fundamentals of public financial management and the role of transparency and accountability in promoting aggregate fiscal discipline, the strategic allocation of budgetary resources, and the efficiency in the delivery of public services.
Also presented are an analysis of the recent reforms and plans of the Philippine Government, the role of information technology in improving public financial management, and the fundamental factors that encourage and promote corruption in public finance.
Emerging Issues in International Finance
The Asian financial crisis may be primarily attributable to a capital-account crisis exacerbated by domestic credit contraction.
Tax Conference 1999
Tax officials around the Asia Pacific are facing many challenges that have many common features.