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In Memoriam: Darryl D'Monte
Darryl D’Monte, veteran journalist passed away on March 16, 2019 in Mumbai. He was 75.
Jyoti Punwani on  Mar 24, 2019
The case of the spurious drug kingpin: Shifting pills in Chennai
The public lecture by Dr. Sarah Hodges, organised by the Forum for Medical Ethics Society with the Centre for Law and Society, School of Law, and Constitutional Governance, Centre for Public Health, S...
Sarah Hodges on  Mar 22, 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...
Secretary-General United Nations on  Mar 21, 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...
Jose Ramon Albert, Arturo Martinez Jr., Katrina Miradora on  Mar 20, 2019
Free To Be Mobile
What do we talk about when we talk about technology-enabled violence? We mostly talk about online violence, or violence on the internet. Verbal abuse. Rape threats. Images spreading without consent. S...
Point of View . on  Mar 12, 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...
Matthias Helble, Long Q Trinh, Trang Le on  Mar 12, 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...
Peter J. Morgan, Long Q. Trinh on  Mar 12, 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...
Sébastien Miroudot on  Mar 07, 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...
Roy Bahl on  Mar 07, 2019
Book Review: Nine Innings during a War
Review of 'Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918' by Jim Leeke, McFarland, 2015. 216 pp. $19.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864- 7870-5.
Leslie Heaphy on  Mar 01, 2019
Is Ayushman Bharat the answer to India’s healthcare woes?
Does India’s newest health protection mission do more than create a ‘narrative’ on health care in a pre-election year? More importantly, is health care through insurance the best option for a country...
Arun Balachandran on  Feb 28, 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...
Mita Choudhury, Pritam Datta on  Feb 20, 2019
The Labor Share of Income Around the World: Evidence from a Panel Dataset
This study provides an evaluation of five different methodologies of estimation commonly used in the labor share literature and propose a new measurement. Theglobal dataset of the labor income share a...
Marta Guerriero on  Feb 20, 2019
Improving Subnational Government Development Finance in Emerging and Developing Economies: Towards a Strategic Approach
This paper reviews the rationale and potential for improving subnational development finance, outlines the overall landscape of institutional arrangements available for this purpose, and considers bro...
Paul Smoke on  Feb 18, 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...
Sayuri Shirai on  Feb 18, 2019
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