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Perceptions of the Poor: Poverty Consultations in Four Districts in Sri Lanka
The poverty consultations in four selected districts were expected to ensure that the views and perspectives of the poor are incorporated at the High Level Forum between the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Participatory Poverty Assessment in Cambodia
This Participatory Poverty Assessment is intended to inform poverty reduction policies emanating from the Royal Government of Cambodia's Second Socioeconomic Development Plan.
E-Government in the Asia-Pacific Region
Asia-Pacific governments are only in the initial phases of adopting information and communications technology (ICT) to improve financial management information and reporting, streamline the delivery of government services, enhance communication with the citizenry, and serve as a catalyst for empowering citizens to interact with the government.
Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka: Issues, Findings, and Approaches
This report explains poverty analysis, and diagnoses poverty in Sri Lanka, describing its causes and manifestations. It also outlines measures in place to reduce poverty and gives a set of strategic options for ADB.
Sri Lanka National Immunization Program: Financing Assessment
Since its independence, the Government of Sri Lanka has made it a priority to develop an equitable health-care system with a focus on primary health care. As a result, health indicators are excellent, particularly relative to comparable low- or lower-middle-income countries. Immunization has been an integrated component of the primary health care program for 20 years.
Through this assessment of financing issues in the national immunization program of Sri Lanka and a review of existing documentation, this paper seeks to identify the following:the financial status of the program including financing gaps future funding requirements for a routine (or expanded) program sustainable financial options for strengthening the program anticipated and potential funding sources
Health and Education Needs of Ethnic Minorities in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This publication is a synthesis of four country studies undertaken in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Asia Economic Monitor - December 2001
The Asia Economic Monitor (AEM), which replaces the Asia Recovery Report, is a quarterly review of East Asia's growth and recovery, financial and corporate sector reforms, and social developments. Originally focusing on the five countries most affected by the crisis, coverage has now been expanded to include all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People's Republic of China and Republic of Korea. The analysis is supported by high-frequency indicators compiled from the ARIC Indicators section of the Asian Development Bank's Asia Recovery Information Center web site. This issue also features a theme chapter on corporate restructuring in East Asia.
Policy Recommendations for Designing New and Balanced Financial Market Structures in Post-Crisis Asia
The Asian financial crisis of 1997-99 was a combined international liquidity crisis and domestic banking crisis (i.e., a twin crisis) that revealed major weaknesses in the region's predominantly bank-based financial systems.
"Policy Recommendations for Preventing Another Capital Account Crisis" put forward by the Asian Policy Forum (7 July 2000) contained twin proposals for minimizing such double mismatches. First, more appropriate prudential supervision and regulations should be used to strengthen banks (i.e., policy recommendation No.3). Second, domestic capital markets should be developed, while the extended process of building up domestic corporate bond markets should begin (i.e., policy recommendation No.4).
Asia Recovery Report - September 2001
The Asia Recovery Report (ARR) is a semiannual review of Asia's growth and recovery from the crisis that began in July 1997. The analysis is supported by high-frequency indicators compiled from the ARIC Indicators section of the Asian Development Bank's Asia Recovery Information Center web site. The September Update of ARR 2001 reviews recent developments in key aspects of East Asia's economies and assesses future prospects for the region. The main conclusion is that, in the face of a global slowdown, East Asia's economic downturn will last longer than expected, with a muted rebound likely in 2002.
Asia Recovery Report - June 2001
The June Update of the ARR 2001 reviews recent developments in key aspects of East Asia's growth and recovery and presents an assessment of the future prospects for the region. The main conclusion of the Update is that heightened risks further dampen economic prospects for this year, but a rebound is likely in 2002.