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The Role of SMEs in Asia and Their Difficulties in Accessing Finance

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Asian economy. They make up more than 96% of all Asian businesses, providing two out of three private-sector jobs on the continent. Th...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Naoyuki Yoshino | On 28 Dec 2019

Industrialization of Developing Countries in a Multicountry, Multisector Capital Accumulation Model

This paper shows that industrialization of developing countries, defined as start of production of investment goods, happens when their share in global production exceeds the global demand for consump...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Tadateru Hayashi | On 27 Dec 2019

Readiness of National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific for Leveraging Big Data to Monitor the SDGs

In September 2015, the world committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have broad and interconnected social, economic, social, econo...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Policy Briefs

by Jose Ramon Albert | On 18 Mar 2019

Sectoral amd Skill Contributions to Labor Productivity in Asia

Using a decomposition approach on data collected by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) as well as World Input-Output data, it shows that in most Asian economies the services sector makes the la...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Matthias Helble | On 07 Mar 2019

Rebalancing the Economy and Reforming the Fiscal System of the People’s Republic of China

The goal of the note is to lay out and discuss a package of reforms that could be consistent with the objectives of the government. The fiscal instruments that we consider here include the division of...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Policy Briefs

by Roy Bahl | On 06 Mar 2019

Determinants and Impacts of Financial Literacy in the Lao PD

The paper extends the literature by conducting the survey in a relatively low-income Asian economy— the Lao PDR—and analyzing the determinants of financial literacy and the effects of financial litera...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Peter J. Morgan | On 06 Mar 2019

Services and Manufacturing in Global Value Chains: Is the Dstinction Obsolete?

This paper introduces a taxonomy of service activities in GVCs and describes the main statistical challenges in assessing the contribution of manufacturing and services to output, value added, or trad...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Sébastien Miroudot | On 04 Mar 2019

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General : The United Nations and Land and Conflict

Over the coming decades, competition and conflict over land is likely to intensify with the growing pressures of climate change, population growth, increased food insecurity, migration and urbanizatio...

Institution: United Nations

Section: Reports

by Secretary-General United Nations | On 01 Mar 2019

Private Hospitals in Health Insurance Network in India: A Reflection for Implementation of Ayushman Bharat

This paper examines the availability and spread of private hospitals in the country to provide insights on the potential access to insured health services in GSHIS schemes. It uses three sets of infor...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Mita Choudhury | On 19 Feb 2019

Money and Central Bank Digital Currency

This paper takes an overview of the concepts and features of central bank money and private sector money and focuses on the actual performance of these types of money in selected advanced and emerging...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Sayuri Shirai | On 13 Feb 2019
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