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  • 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  |   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  |   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  |   2014

    Connecting Central Asia with Economic Centers

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report by the Asian Development Bank Institute offers a macroeconomic overview of Central Asia from 1990 to the present; examines trade ties between Central Asia and economic centers; analyzes foreign direct investment links; examines finance, infrastructure, migration, institutions, and other linkages; and provides key policy...

  • Report  |   2014

    Global Value-Chains and Connectivity in Developing Asia- with Application to the Central and West Asian Region

    Author(s): Pomfret, Richard ; Sourdin, Patricia

    An increasingly important part of international trade consists of fragmentation of the production process, with differing tasks in the global value chain (GVC) being undertaken in different locations. The paper traces the origins of the GVC phenomenon, attempts to measure the significance of GVCs, and analyzes why some countries participate in...

  • Report  |   2014

    Developing Economic Corridors in South Asia

    Author(s): De, Prabir ; Iyengar, Kavita

    As tariff-based barriers decline in South Asia, countries in the region are recognizing the importance of transport and trade facilitation measures to reap the benefits of trade liberalization. The next stage in regional cooperation is the development of economic corridors. This book discusses the shaping of economic corridors along regional...

  • Presentation  |   2014

    ADB’s Initiatives on Promoting Transport Connectivity in South Asia

    Author(s): Iyengar, Kavita

    This presentation on the "ADB’s Initiatives on Promoting Transport Connectivity in South Asia" was delivered by Kavita Iyengar at the Regional Policy Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity in Southern Asia held at Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi on 19-20 November 2014. Trade Transport ICT Iyengar, Kavita Download PDF http://www.unescap.org...

  • Policy Brief  |   2015

    Global Value Chains along the New Silk Road

    Author(s): Vandenberg, Paul ; Kikkawa, Khan

    Central Asia is opening up rapidly with the completion of new transport corridors. Providing a passageway for goods between east and west, however, cannot be its main goal. It needs to attract investment to diversify its economies from petroleum and other natural resources. Other parts of Asia have developed by linking with global value chains....

  • Report  |   2015

    Towards a Framework for the Governance and Delivery of Infrastructure

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

    In response to discussions on the need for further study on how to think about infrastructure governance and modality choice at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Senior PPP Officials in Paris on 17-18 February 2014, this paper sets out a draft framework for the public governance and delivery of infrastructure. The ambition is to harness OECD countries’...

  • Report  |   2015

    Greater Mekong Subregion Statistics on Growth, Connectivity and Sustainable Development

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    Timely availability of information, data, and indicators at the country and project levels allows for the measurement of progress – the achievement of policy objectives, as well as impacts and outcomes of target-driven projects. The primary objectives of the GMS Statistical Database are to - consolidate all relevant data in one portal to provide...

  • Report  |   2015

    An Empirical Estimation of Asia's Untapped Regional Integration Potential Using Data Envelopment Analysis

    Author(s): Naeher, Dominik

    This paper uses directed bilateral flow data on multiple dimensions of economic integration to construct a composite index of regional integration outcomes covering 19 regions in various parts of the world. As a first step, the multidimensional indicator is used to rank regions according to their current degree of regional integration, which...

  • Report  |   2014

    Scoping Study for the Special Border Economic Zone in IMT-GT

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report provides a review and analysis of the findings from the scoping study on the proposed Malaysian–Thailand Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ). The coverage of the study is guided by the recommendations of the IMT-GT Special Implementation Task Force on the Establishment of a Special Border Economic Zone (hereafter TF-SBEZ) at its...

  • Report  |   2014

    Economic Corridor Development for Inclusive Asian Regional Integration: Modeling Approach to Economic Corridors

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The experience of economic corridors development from across the world can be of help for similar initiatives in Central and Southeast Asia. This publication looks at the experience of economic corridor development from across the world, including successful economic corridor developments in the European Union and South Asia Subregional Economic...

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