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Financial development in Asia : beyond aggregate indicators (English)

This paper documents the major trends in financial development in Asia since the early 1990s and the spillovers to firms. It compares Asia with advanced and emerging countries and uses both aggregate and disaggregate indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6761 JAN 01, 2014

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.

Diversified development : making the most of natural resources in Eurasia (English)

The debates it fueled, on what governments must do for countries to develop, carry on to this day. But its main conclusion remains largely unchallenged: East Asian countries have been successful because they integrated into the world economy, and they could do this because their own economies were efficient. ... See More +

Publication 85417 JAN 01, 2014

Gill, Indermit S.; Izvorski, Ivailo; Eeghen, Willem van; Rosa, Donato De

Challenges, lessons, and prospects for operationalizing regional projects in Asia : legal and institutional aspects (English)

For the past decade and a half, the International Development Organizations (IDOs) have been making continual efforts to finance multi-country projects with regional goals. ... See More +

Publication 83500 DEC 12, 2013

Uprety, Kishor

Labor migration and economic growth in east and southeast Asia (English)

East and Southeast Asia face major demographic changes over the next few decades as many countries' labor forces will start to decline, while others will experience higher labor force growth as populations and participation rates increase. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6643 OCT 01, 2013

Walmsley, Terrie; Aguiar, Angel; Ahmed, S. Amer

Natural resources, physical capital and institutions : evidence from Eurasia (English)

Natural resource abundance can lead to strong economic growth if resource rents are well invested in physical assets and other forms of productive capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6586 AUG 01, 2013

Vandycke, Nancy

Trade policy barriers: an obstacle to export diversification in Eurasia (English)

Despite trade liberalization efforts made by Eurasian countries, the export structure of the region shows significant levels of concentration across export destinations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6434 MAY 01, 2013

Hollweg, Claire H.; Cusolito, Ana Paula

Feeding five billion Asians : a socioeconomic perspective (English)

This paper reviews the prospects for long-term food security in Asia, where a significant number of malnourished individuals still live after decades of mixed progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6328 JAN 01, 2013

Cuesta, Jose

Vyaghranomics in space and time : estimating habitat threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran tigers (English)

As the wild tiger population in tropical Asia dropped from about 100,000 to 3,500 in the last century, the need to conserve tiger habitats poses a challenge for the Global Tiger Recovery Program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6212 OCT 01, 2012

Dasgupta, Susmita; Kraft, Robin; Wheeler, David; Hammer, Dan

Regional productive complementarity and competitiveness (English)

A positive international environment favors growth of the several economies in a given region, but does not assure that the differences in the economic potential of the several countries are reduced in this process. ... See More +

Journal Article 79437 AUG 21, 2012

Baumann, Renato; Ng, Francis

Asia - Clean energy private equity investment funds : case study (English)

A sustained period of economic growth in Asia has led to increasing demand for energy infrastructure. Acknowledging the importance of reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission in Asia, most Asian countries has set targets for clean energy infrastructure programs. ... See More +

Brief 76129 AUG 01, 2012

Advancing disaster risk financing and insurance in ASEAN member states : framework and options for implementation (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

This report is part of a project being jointly conducted by the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 71453 APR 01, 2012

Advancing disaster risk financing and insurance in ASEAN member states : framework and options for implementation (Vol. 2 of 2) : Technical appendices (English)

This report is part of a project being jointly conducted by the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 71453 APR 01, 2012

Sustainable investment in Asian emerging markets : in partnership with Canada and Japan (English)

Compiling data on the state of development of the sustainable investment (SI) industry is important for global investors and investment managers to understand the opportunities in the market for sustainable investment products. ... See More +

Brief 78189 JUN 01, 2011

Sheil, David St. Maur

Corporate governance scorecard versatile tool for companies, investors, and regulators : experiences from Southeast Europe and East Asia (English)

Companies with strong governance practices achieve higher market valuations. However, once good practices have been adopted, how can a board know whether its company remains on track? ... See More +

Working Paper 62991 JAN 01, 2011

Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ? (English)

Asia's green revolution in rice was transformational and improved the lives of millions of poor households. Rice has become an increasingly important part of African diets and imports of rice have grown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5478 NOV 01, 2010

Otsuka, Keijiro; Estudillo, Jonna; Larson, Donald F.; Kajisa, Kei; Diagne, Aliou

Liberalization, endogenous institutions, and growth : a comparative analysis of agricultural reforms in Africa, Asia, and Europe (English)

Thirty years ago, a vast share of low-and middle-income countries was heavily state controlled. The liberalizations of the 1980s and 1990s had greatly different effects on growth in countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. ... See More +

Journal Article 77646 OCT 01, 2010

Swinnen, Johan F.M.; Vandeplas, Anneleen; Maertens, Miet

Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studies (English)

Lessons from six case studies illustrate the complex relationships between international trade, vulnerable ecologies and the poor. The studies, taken from Africa, Asia and Latin America and conducted by local researchers, are set in places where the poor live in close proximity to ecologies that are important to global conservation efforts, and focus on the cascading consequences of trade policy for local livelihoods and environmental services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5258 MAR 01, 2010

Larson, Donald F.; Nash, John

Agricultural employment trends in Asia and Africa : too fast or too slow? (English)

Contrary to conventional economic theories, the relationship between income growth and agricultural employment is extremely diverse, even among regions starting from similar levels of development, such as Asia and Africa. ... See More +

Journal Article 76799 FEB 04, 2010

Headey, Derek; Bezemer, Dirk; Hazell, Peter B.

Family systems, political systems, and Asia's 'missing girls' : the construction of son preference and its unraveling (English)

Son preference is known to be found in certain types of cultures, that is patrilineal cultures. But what explains the fact that China, South Korea, and Northwest India manifest such extreme child sex ratios compared with other patrilineal societies? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5148 DEC 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica

Urban youth bulges and social disorder : an empirical study of Asian and Sub-Saharan African cities (English)

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, and the greatest growth in urban populations will take place in the least developed countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5110 NOV 01, 2009

Hoelscher, Kristian; Urdal, Henrik

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Financial development in Asia : beyond aggregate indicators (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6761 Policy Research Working Paper
Diversified development : making the most of natural resources in Eurasia (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85417 Publication
Challenges, lessons, and prospects for operationalizing regional projects in Asia : legal and institutional aspects (English)
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DEC 12, 2013 83500 Publication
Labor migration and economic growth in east and southeast Asia (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6643 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural resources, physical capital and institutions : evidence from Eurasia (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6586 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy barriers: an obstacle to export diversification in Eurasia (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6434 Policy Research Working Paper
Feeding five billion Asians : a socioeconomic perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6328 Policy Research Working Paper
Vyaghranomics in space and time : estimating habitat threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran tigers (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6212 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional productive complementarity and competitiveness (English)
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AUG 21, 2012 79437 Journal Article
Asia - Clean energy private equity investment funds : case study (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 76129 Brief
Advancing disaster risk financing and insurance in ASEAN member states : framework and options for implementation (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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APR 01, 2012 71453 Other Infrastructure Study
Advancing disaster risk financing and insurance in ASEAN member states : framework and options for implementation (Vol. 2 of 2) : Technical appendices (English)
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APR 01, 2012 71453 Other Infrastructure Study
Sustainable investment in Asian emerging markets : in partnership with Canada and Japan (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 78189 Brief
Corporate governance scorecard versatile tool for companies, investors, and regulators : experiences from Southeast Europe and East Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 62991 Working Paper
Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 WPS5478 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberalization, endogenous institutions, and growth : a comparative analysis of agricultural reforms in Africa, Asia, and Europe (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 77646 Journal Article
Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studies (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5258 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural employment trends in Asia and Africa : too fast or too slow? (English)
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FEB 04, 2010 76799 Journal Article
Family systems, political systems, and Asia's 'missing girls' : the construction of son preference and its unraveling (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 WPS5148 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban youth bulges and social disorder : an empirical study of Asian and Sub-Saharan African cities (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5110 Policy Research Working Paper