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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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published 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 | Published On 13 Feb 2019
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