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  • Report  |   2017

    Public-Private Partnership Monitor

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This publication provides information on the PPP business environment in nine ADB developing member countries to help public sector policy makers improve private sector participation in infrastructure projects. The first edition of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Monitor tracks the development of the PPP business environment as well as the...

  • Report  |   2018

    Embracing the E-Commerce Revolution in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    E-commerce revolution in Asia and Pacific presents vast economic potential. Asia is the fastest-growing region in the global e-commerce marketplace, with the largest share of the world’s business-to-consumer e-commerce market. This report introduces a new analytical framework to assess the level and quality of e-commerce development. The...

  • Report  |   2018

    Does Regional Integration Matter for Inclusive Growth? Evidence from the Multidimensional Regional Integration Index

    Author(s): Claveria, Racquel ; Park, Cyn-Young

    This study constructs a multidimensional regional integration index series that embodies six key facets of regional integration: trade and investment, money and finance, regional value chains, infrastructure and connectivity, movement of people, and institutional and social integration. The index confirms that regional integration is most...

  • Report  |   2018

    Asian Economic Integration Report 2018

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This publication documents Asia’s progress in regional cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank and analyzes regional as well as global economic linkages. The 2018 report’s special chapter “Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific” examines how collective action...

  • Policy Brief  |   2018

    Building Complementarity and Resilience in ASEAN amid Global Trade Uncertainty

    Author(s): Villafuerte, James P. ; Khan, Fahad ; Tayag, Mara Claire ; Ng, Thiam Hee ; Jeong, Kwang Jo ; Zara, Dulce

    This brief explores how greater regional cooperation and integration within the ASEAN Economic Community can guard against the effects of global trade uncertainty. Growing bilateral trade tensions between the United States (US) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are a concern for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN...

  • Report  |   2018

    Trade Costs, Time, and Supply Chain Reliability

    Author(s): Kumar, Utsav ; Shepherd, Ben ; Dime, Roselle

    South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation countries have to invest in improving connectivity to reduce transport times and increase reliability to major markets. This paper uses measures of international transport time in median and standard deviation based on shipment-level data from the Universal Postal Union, to analyze the effect of time on...

  • Report  |   2018

    Constructing the Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index: A Panel Approach

    Author(s): Park, Cyn-Young ; Claveria, Racquel

    Trade and investment and movement of people are the main drivers of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific from 2006 to 2016. Asia comes second to the European Union in progress on regional integration. This paper employs a panel approach in constructing the Asia–Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index (ARCII) to strengthen the...


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