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The East Asia Working Paper Series deals with key economic and development problems, as well as conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project/program economic analysis, and statistical data and measurement with a focus on the People's Republic of China and Mongolia.
This study explores to what extent reducing delays and costs at border crossing points can facilitate bilateral trade flows among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program countries.
This paper analyzes how trade costs affect exports from five Central Asian countries. It highlights how improving logistics and procedures and boosting digitalization can streamline regional trade.
This working paper analyzes the impact of infrastructure and trade facilitation on imports and exports in five Central Asian countries and outlines how improving hard and soft infrastructure would help boost regional trade and integration.
This paper identifies lessons for urban planning in cold climates from an Asian Development Bank pilot project in Mongolia.
This paper estimates how eliminating gender inequality at work and at home in Mongolia would boost the country’s economic growth and sets out policy recommendations.
This paper discusses Mongolia's health-care financing system and highlights lessons from reforms.
This paper examines the economic growth prospects of the People's Republic of China (PRC). To increase potential growth, it suggests reforms in four areas—labor, education and training, capital, and productivity.
This paper investigates the impact of COVID-19 mobility restrictions on the time taken for cargo to clear borders in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) area.