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  • Report  |   2011

    Energy Trade in South Asia-Opportunities and Challenges

    Author(s): Rahman, Sultan Hafeez ; Wijayatunga, Priyantha D.C. ; Gunatilake, Herath ; Fernando, P.N

    The South Asia Regional Energy Study was completed as an important component of the regional technical assistance project Preparing the Energy Sector Dialogue and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Energy Center Capacity Development. It involved examining regional energy trade opportunities among all the member states of the South...

  • Report  |   2015

    Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report analyzes how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. It examines major developments in South Asia–Southeast Asia trade and investment, economic cooperation,...

  • Report  |   2016

    White Paper on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region: Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    The White Paper explores broadband regulatory and policy aspects in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with an aim to facilitate high-speed broadband deployment. Asia-Pacific countries generally and particularly the report’s in-scope countries covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam (which are referred...

  • Report  |   2017

    Connecting the Unconnected: Working Together to Achieve Connect 2020 Agenda Targets

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a background paper to the special session of the Broadband Commission and the World Economic Forum at Davos Annual Meeting 2017. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF http://www.itu.int/en/connect2020/Pages/default.aspx All Report International Telecommunication Union 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2016

    Working Together to Connect the World by 2020- Reinforcing Connectivity Initiatives for Universal and Affordable Access

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a draft discussion paper prepared as ITU's contribution to the special session of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF http://www.itu.int/en/connect2020/Pages/default.aspx All Report International Telecommunication Union 2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2015

    Digital Economy Study in Central and West Asia: Unleashing the Potential of the Internet in Central Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus and Beyond

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)

    This report assessed the status of subregional Internet ecosystems and the level of progress toward achieving a digital economy (in which the Internet is the underlying driver of all sectors across an economy) and identified key elements to transition from a basic Internet economy to a thriving digital economy and society. ICT Asian Development...

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring Digital Trade: Towards A Conceptual Framework

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    The Internet and digitalisation are fundamentally changing the way people, businesses and governments interact, including across borders. The growing importance of what is commonly referred to as ‘digital trade’ and the emergence of new (and disruptive) players has resulted in increased interest from within the statistics community and amongst...

  • Report  |   2017

    Digital Trade: Developing a Framework for Analysis

    Author(s): González, Javier López ; Jouanjean, Marie-Agnes

    This paper explores the definition, measurement, and policy implications of digital trade, proposing a tentative typology of digital trade that can be used to unpack transactions and analyse the issues. Digitalisation is changing what and how we trade: from digital delivery to greater physical trade enabled by digital connectivity. Online...

  • Report  |   2013

    What is Economic Corridor Development and What Can It Achieve in Asia’s Subregions?

    Author(s): Brunner, Hans-Peter

    Economic corridors connect economic agents along a defined geography. They provide important connections between economic nodes or hubs that are usually centered in urban landscapes. They do not stand alone, as their role in regional economic development can be comprehended only in terms of the network effects that they induce. As the case...

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of GVCs on Economic Development

    Author(s): Institute of Developing Economies ; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; Research Center of Global Value Chains ; World Bank Group ; World Trade Organization

    This flagship publication discusses how to better understand the ongoing development and evolution of global value chains (GVC) and their implications for economic development. This report is the result of intensive and detailed work in assembling and analyzing data on the structure of economies and their link to growth and trade. It reflects on...

  • Report  |   2011

    Regional Corridors Development in Regional Cooperation

    Author(s): Srivastava, Pradeep

    Regional corridors are popular components of regional cooperation initiatives and have been in use for several years. Yet discussion about development of these corridors tends to be relatively general in scope and difficult to pin down in terms of content and implications. This paper elaborates on a simple framework for regional corridors...

  • Report  |   2017

    South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Vision: Powering Asia in the 21st Century

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report gives an overview of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation, which leverages opportunities and synergies between the 3 levers of connectivity, natural resources, and industrial potential. Energy Transport Asian Development Bank Download PDF https://www.adb.org/publications/sasec-vision-powering-asia-21st-century Industry and...

  • Report  |   2014

    Operationalizing Economic Corridors in Central Asia- A Case Study of the Almaty-Bishkek Corridor

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    Providing a detailed analysis of the CAREC Corridor 1 — the Almaty-Bishkek Corridor — this report assesses the corridor's potential as a pilot for economic corridor development in Central Asia, and outlines steps to be taken for further development. Trade Transport Asian Development Bank Download PDF https://think-asia.org/handle/11540/2249...

  • Report  |   2011

    Case Story on Cross-border Power Export from Dagachhu Hydropower Development

    Author(s): Ogino, Kaoru ; Hamanaka, Shintaro

    This article presents a case story of Dagachhu Hydropower in Bhutan. It is the world first cross-border clean development mechanism (CDM) initiative under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the first cross-border power generation project financed by international agencies like ADB in South Asia. It was also the first...

  • Report  |   2013

    Study on International Internet Connectivity- Focus on Internet Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This report focuses on the key Internet interconnection issues at national and international levels, as well as the stakeholder and their characteristics in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. It also describes the role of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and Network Access Points (NAPs) and their importance in the development of...

  • Report  |   2013

    Study on International Internet Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This report analyses the various actors in the provision of Internet connection and the role played by each one, as well as the bottlenecks that can lead to inefficiencies and associated costs in the sub-Saharan Africa. It also sets out concrete recommendations to enable conditions for healthy and dynamic competition in the market as well as for...

  • Report  |   2016

    Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean- A Digital Economy Toolkit

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; Inter-American Development Bank

    This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development. Drawing on a wealth of experience from LAC and OECD countries, the...

  • Report  |   2017

    Maximising Availability of International Connectivity in Developing Countries: Strategies to Ensure Global Digital Inclusion

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This report aims to build awareness of the challenges and strategies for improving international connectivity, and to consider some potential options for promoting increased local, regional and global collaboration to further this objective. In this respect, the report aims to inform the international development community as well as national...

  • Report  |   2012

    Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath ; Kawai, Masahiro ; Nag, Rajat M

    This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Key topics include:- demand estimates of national and regional infrastructure in transport, electricity,...

  • Report  |   2010

    Institutions for Asian Connectivity

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath

    To make Asia more economically sustainable and resilient against external shocks, regional economies need to be rebalanced toward regional demand- and trade-driven growth through increased regional connectivity. The effectiveness of connectivity depends on the quality of hard and soft infrastructure. Of particular importance in terms of soft...

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