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Satisfaction with life and service delivery in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union : some insights from the 2006 life in transition survey (English)

The main objective of the Life in Transition Survey (LiTS) was to assess the impact of transition on people, and so the survey questionnaire covered four main themes. ... See More +

Publication 47612 FEB 19, 2009

Zaidi, Salman; Alam, Asad; Mitra, Pradeep; Sundaram, Ramya;

Unleashing prosperity : productivity growth in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

The analysis presented in this report assembles, for the first time, evidence from a variety of sources in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to show that policy and institutional reforms are important in achieving higher productivity growth. ... See More +

Publication 45624 MAY 08, 2008

Alam, Asad; Udomsaph, Charles; Anos Casero, Paloma; Khan, Faruk

Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)

While the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made significant progress in reducing poverty in the past five years, poverty and vulnerability remain significant problems. ... See More +

Publication 34043 JAN 01, 2005

Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Tiongson, Erwin; Alam, Asad; Hamilton, Ellen; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)

This study examines the impact of growth on poverty and inequality in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during 1998-2003. To measure poverty, an absolute poverty line of $2 a day is used, comparing it with household consumption per capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 63497 JAN 01, 2005

Alam, Asad; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Hamilton, Ellen; TIongson, Erwin

A decade of fiscal transition (English)

Transition literature has emphasized stabilization and enterprise restructuring. Both cross-country analyses and country-specific studies have tended to focus on fiscal stabilization and its indicators, highlighting the importance of quantitative fiscal adjustment to stabilization outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2835 MAY 31, 2002

Alam, Asad; Sundberg, Mark

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - a tale of two transition paths (English)

Uzbekistan adopted a cautious, gradual approach to market reform. Kazakhstan followed a more aggressive strategy. But while Kazakhstan may have achieved a better policy environment, its economic performance has not been better than Uzbekistan's. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2472 NOV 30, 2000

Alam, Asad; Banerji, Arup

Ghana - Promoting growth, reducing poverty : Ghana - Promouvoir la croissance economique et reduire la pauvrete (French)

The policy reforms since 1983 have reduced the fiscal deficit and inflation, helped improve infrastructure services, and shifted relative prices and incentives towards the tradable sector, in general, and towards exports, in particular. ... See More +

Brief 57032 APR 01, 1996

Alam, Asad English

Ghana - Promoting growth, reducing poverty (English)

The policy reforms since 1983 have reduced the fiscal deficit and inflation, helped improve infrastructure services, and shifted relative prices and incentives towards the tradable sector, in general, and towards exports, in particular. ... See More +

Brief 57032 NOV 01, 1995

Alam, Asad French

The new trade theory and its relevance for developing countries (English)

Recent developments in trade theory - the result of applying models that embody imperfect competition and increasing returns to scale - suggest an activist role for government in trade policy and threaten to undermine the case for trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1274 MAR 31, 1994

Alam, Asad; DEC

Trade policy reform in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1980s (English)

The authors examine the wide-ranging and fundamental trade reforms undertaken in 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries in the 1980s. These reforms have dramatically altered the nature of the trade regimes in these countries and are particularly significant because they were undertaken during severe economic crisis and uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1104 FEB 28, 1993

Alam, Asad; Rajapatirana, Sarath