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Enhancing Nepal’s Investment Competitiveness : An Institutional and Regulatory Analysis (English)

Nepal has been one of the slowest growing economies of South Asia, with growth averaging just over 4 percent a year. The present remittance-driven model is unable to deliver sustainable growth in gross domestic product (GDP) or employment. ... See More +

Report 134279 JAN 01, 2019

Kher,Priyanka; Sethuramasubbu,Ramprakash; Andersen,Maria Reinholdt; Diao,Kunxiang; Shams,Heba; Manghnani,Ruchita; Gan, Zhe Ken; Perea; Narain,Ashish Disclosed

Creating Markets in Nepal : Country Private Sector Diagnostic : Creating Markets in Nepal (English)

The purpose of this Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) is to assess opportunities and constraints holding back private sector growth. It conducts a diagnostic of the main cross-cutting constraints to private sector competitiveness and growth through data analysis, synthesis of existing research and stakeholder consultations. ... See More +

Working Paper 132261 NOV 01, 2018

Treichel,Volker; Narain,Ashish; Sharma,Siddharth; Roberts,Bradford L.; De Meneval,Philippe; Adhikary,Deepak P.; Palmade,Vincent; Schalken,Wouter; Jha,Sanjay Kumar; Panta,Rajan Krishna; Manghnani,Ruchita; Goel,Ritika; Juanco Corral,Natalia Disclosed

Trade policy reforms for the twenty-first century : the case of Nepal (English)

This report examines how Nepal could move away from a remittance-driven growth model by reforming its trade policies to increase competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 122120 DEC 18, 2017

Narain,Ashish; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Electronics in South Asia : South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)

The electronics sector has played an important role in the development trajectories of several newly industrialized economies. South Asia’s lack of competitiveness reflects inadequate provision of public goods (e.g. industrial zones next to world class ports and urban centers) rather than high labor costs or low productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 108827 OCT 01, 2016

Narain,Ashish Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)

Economic progress is accompanied by a fundamental spatial transformation where the economic landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. ... See More +

Working Paper 93867 AUG 01, 2010

Lall, Somik V.; Astrup, Claus; Felkner, John; Hon, Vivian; Miyata, Sachiko; Narain, Ashish; Rodrigo, Christopher; Sen, Binayak; Shilpi, Forhad Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (Tamil)

Economic progress is accompanied by a fundamental spatial transformation where the economic landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. ... See More +

Working Paper 93867 AUG 01, 2010

Lall, Somik V.; Astrup, Claus; Felkner, John; Hon, Vivian; Miyata, Sachiko; Narain, Ashish; Rodrigo, Christopher; Sen, Binayak; Shilpi, Forhad English, Sinhala Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (English)

Economic progress is accompanied by a fundamental spatial transformation where the economic landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. ... See More +

Working Paper 93867 AUG 01, 2010

Lall, Somik V.; Astrup, Claus; Felkner, John; Hon, Vivian; Miyata, Sachiko; Narain, Ashish; Rodrigo, Christopher; Sen, Binayak; Shilpi, Forhad Sinhala, Tamil Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (Sinhala)

Economic progress is accompanied by a fundamental spatial transformation where the economic landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. ... See More +

Working Paper 93867 AUG 01, 2010

Lall, Somik V.; Astrup, Claus; Felkner, John; Hon, Vivian; Miyata, Sachiko; Narain, Ashish; Rodrigo, Christopher; Sen, Binayak; Shilpi, Forhad English, Tamil Disclosed

India's employment challenge : creating jobs, helping workers (English)

This report analyses the available evidence on India's labor market developments in the aforementioned context and with the following objectives: (i) to assess developments in labor markets (the next section); (ii) to identify key employment challenges (the third section); and (iii) to make recommendations for improving labor market outcomes (the fourth section). ... See More +

Publication 55379 JAN 01, 2010

Ahsan, Ahmad; Narain, Ashish Disclosed

From competition at home to competing abroad : a case study of India's horticulture (English)

There is persuasive evidence that India has a comparative advantage in agriculture. Yet its share in global agriculture exports is miniscule and its domestic market is increasingly protected. ... See More +

Working Paper 48891 JAN 01, 2007

Mattoo, Aaditya; Mishra, Deepak; Narain, Ashish Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Enhancing Nepal’s Investment Competitiveness : An Institutional and Regulatory Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134279 Report
Creating Markets in Nepal : Country Private Sector Diagnostic : Creating Markets in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132261 Working Paper
Trade policy reforms for the twenty-first century : the case of Nepal (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 122120 Working Paper
Electronics in South Asia : South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108827 Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 93867 Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (Tamil)
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AUG 01, 2010 93867 Working Paper English, Sinhala
Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 93867 Working Paper Sinhala, Tamil
Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (Sinhala)
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AUG 01, 2010 93867 Working Paper English, Tamil
India's employment challenge : creating jobs, helping workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 55379 Publication
From competition at home to competing abroad : a case study of India's horticulture (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 48891 Working Paper