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Effects Of Temperature Shocks on Economic Growth and Welfare in Asia
Using the Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel (2015) framework, we examine the nonlinear response effect of economic growth to historic temperature and precipitation fluctuations. We confirm that aside from the...
Raymond Gaspar, Mai Lin Villaruel, Minsoo Lee on  Nov 23, 2017
A Region at Risk : The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific continues to be exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population of the region is particularly vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated war...
Asian Bank on  Nov 23, 2017
The Determinants of Virtue: Modelling Changes in the CSR Ratings of Chinese Firms
Most empirical studies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) use cross-sectional data or case studies, making causality hard to establish. The paper overcomes this limitation by using panel data on...
Shuangqi Wu, Simon Appleton, Lina Song on  Nov 23, 2017
Digital Challenges for the Welfare State
Digitalization is the buzzword under which profound changes of the labor market can be summarized. Next to automation, i.e., the increasing use of robots, “intelligent” machines and more comprehensive...
Werner Eichhorst, Ulf Rinne on  Nov 23, 2017
Freedom of Expression in Pakistan: A myth or a reality
The study adopts a qualitative approach to understand the power dynamics and draws out conclusions from a wide variety of stakeholders regarding the issues at hand.
Sadaf Liaquat, Ayesha Qaisrani, Elishma Khokhar on  Nov 23, 2017
The role of local institutions in conflict-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
The paper says that locally evolved institutions and their social and cultural norms are central to people’s identities and local governance in KP.
Dr. Abid Suleri, Babar Shahbaz, Steve Commins on  Nov 23, 2017
Addressing the Defaults of Globalization
There had been many wars in Europe before. But never before wars, that had started in Europe, had become wars to be fought throughout the world. There had been genocide before, but the scale of the...
Jan Pronk on  Nov 22, 2017
Labour Migration in Asia : Building Effective Institutions
The large movements of workers between countries, both within Asia and between Asia and other regions, show no signs of abating. Indeed, six of the world’s top 10 countries of net emigration are in As...
Asian Development Bank on  Nov 22, 2017
Gender Mainstreaming Case Study : India - Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project
The Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project (CIDP) aimed to increase agricultural productivity, improve rural livelihoods, and reduce poverty by improving irrigation delivery, enhancing agricult...
Asian Development Bank on  Nov 22, 2017
Cracking the Code: Girls’ and Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
This report aims to ‘crack the code’, or to decipher the factors that hinder or facilitate girls’ and women’s participation, achievement and continuation in STEM education, and what can be done by the...
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultura UNESCO on  Nov 21, 2017
The Development of Global Responses to Child, Early and Forced Marriages
This report attempts to map the history of global responses to eradicate child marriage. However, child marriage is not an isolated issue, as it often encompasses early and forced marriages, though th...
HAQ Centre for Child Rights HAQCRC on  Nov 21, 2017
Going In Circles
The study says that there are certain misconceptions about the power sector’s circular debt, which has generated controversy in the country.
Dr. Abid Suleri on  Nov 21, 2017
Pakistan’s Highly Taxed Telecom Market: Fall out and Impact
The study aims to create awareness among both the public and private sectors about the importance of exploiting useful information resources.
Brig (Retd) Yasin on  Nov 21, 2017
Inequality, Good Governance and Endemic Corruption
Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? The paper examines a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a “culture of...
Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang on  Nov 21, 2017
Does Information Empower the Poor? Evidence from Indonesia’s Social Security Card
In 2013, the Government of Indonesia conducted one of the largest information interventions in history, in an attempt to further alleviate poverty and as a complement to the Social Protection Card (KP...
Achmad Tohari, Christopher Parsons, Anu Rammohan on  Nov 20, 2017