Demographic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Contraceptive Use among Urban Women in the Melanesian Countries in the South Pacific: A Case Study of Port Vila Town in Vanuatu
This paper suggests that a woman-centered strategy for population management is urgently needed. The strategy should pay attention to health-care programs and generation of greater educational and employment opportunities.
Some Aspects of Land Administration in Indonesia: Implications for Bank Operations
The paper attempts to highlight some aspects of the current land administration system which cause delays and are of direct relevance to the implementation of ADB-assisted projects particularly in Indonesia.
Interest Rate Deregulation: A Brief Survey of the Policy Issues and the Asian Experience
This paper examines the experiences of a group of Asian countries and the policies that they have implemented as part of their financial sector reforms, policies which have allowed greater flexibility in the adjustment of interest rates.
Intermediate Services and Economic Development: The Malaysian Example
Intermediate services are services that are internationally traded and contribute significantly to global interdependence of economies. This paper explores their role in economic development using the Malaysian example.
Environmental Challenges in the People's Republic of China and Scope for Bank Assistance
This paper discusses the steps that the People's Republic of China has undertaken to contain the degradation of its natural resources and to ensure that its rapid economic growth will be ecologically sustainable.
Fiscal Deficits and Current Account Imbalances of the South Pacific Countries: A Case Study of Vanuatu
This paper looks for the causes behind the fiscal deficits and domestic resources gaps for determining the resultant current account balances in the external accounts of South Pacific developing member countries, specifically Vanuatu.
Sustainable Development, Environment and Poverty Nexus
This paper recommends that ADB focuses on poverty–environment links and strengthens its strategy and action plan to address poverty reduction and promote environmentally sound and sustainable development.
Reforms in the Transitional Economies of Asia
This paper develops recommendations on policies and operational steps for future economic reforms in transitional economies of the People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.
Rural Institutional Finance in Bangladesh and Nepal: Review and Agenda for Reforms
This study covers the rural financing systems in Bangladesh and Nepal and presents a general framework to reform and strengthen these systems.
The Eastern Islands of Indonesia: An Overview of Development Needs and Potential
This report looks at the development constraints and potential of "Eastern Indonesia," which includes Kalimantan, Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, East Timor, Maluku, and Irian Jaya.