The Informal Sector and Informal Employment in Indonesia
This country report is one of the outputs of Asian Development Bank's (ADB) regional technical assistance (RETA) 6430: Measuring the Informal Sector, and presents an in-depth analysis for the provinces of Yogyakarta and Banten.
ADB Review - February 2011
In this edition, read about how ADB fared in the latest donors' survey, the need for rural finance reforms in the People's Republic of China, and how investments in infrastructure create jobs and improve the quality of life in the region.
The Dynamics of Asian Financial Integration: Facts and Analysis
The book attempts to achieve two goals by assessing the degree of regional and global financial integration and unveiling the drivers of such integration. First, it lays out analytical frameworks that are foundations for measuring the degree of integration in the financial asset market and direct investment flows, business cycle synchronization and financial contagion, and consumption and output risk- sharing. Second, by applying the rigorous frameworks, the book provides an up-to-date assessment of the extent of regional and global financial integration in Asia, documenting the complexity in the different patterns of the integration and quantifying their consequences.
Asia's Free Trade Agreements: How is Business Responding?
Critics are concerned that FTAs erode the multilateral trading process and foster an alarming 'noodle bowl' of overlapping regulations and rules of origin requirements-which may be costly to business. Asia's Free Trade Agreements makes key recommendations for improving business use of FTA preferences, reducing costs of FTAs and creating a region-wide FTA.
Knowledge Management on Air Quality: Case Studies
This report presents (i) a subregional case study on the application of the Clean Air Scorecard in Bangkok, Jakarata, and Manila; (ii) a national case study on stationary source emission standards in Sri Lanka; and (iii) a local case study on environmentally sustainable transport in Kathmandu, showing how information and communication technology can effectively contribute to building the capacity of policy makers and strengthening policy development processes.
Information and Communication Technology for Development: ADB Experiences
As these cases from ADB would show, access to ICT alone will not result in significant, lasting change. It is the adoption of appropriate technology, paralleled with an enabling policy environment, a responsive and needs- based approach, improved individual and institutional capacity, nurtured partnerships with key stakeholders, leadership by local champions, effectively managed change, and sustained support that make the difference.