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The Informal Sector and Informal Employment in IndonesiaThe 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 2011ADB 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.

Market-Based Instruments for Water Pollution Control in the People's Republic of ChinaMarket-Based Instruments for Water Pollution Control in the People's Republic of China

This report summarizes the current state of water pollution and water pollution management strategies in the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Methodology for Impact Assessment of Free Trade AgreementsMethodology for Impact Assessment of Free Trade Agreements

This publication displays the menu for choice of available methods to evaluate the impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

The Dynamics of Asian Financial Integration: Facts and AnalysisThe 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.

Institutions for Regional Integration: Toward an Asian Economic CommunityInstitutions for Regional Integration: Toward an Asian Economic Community

This book takes stock of existing institutions for regional integration in Asia and the Pacific and discusses the need for institutional innovation and reform in moving toward the creation of an Asian economic community.

Asia's Free Trade Agreement: How is Business Responding?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.

Payments for Ecological Services and Eco-Compensation: Practices and Innovations in the People's Republic of ChinaPayments for Ecological Services and Eco-Compensation: Practices and Innovations in the People's Republic of China

These proceedings are a collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Payments for Ecological Services convened in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in September 2009 to support eco-compensation programs in the country.

Knowledge Management on Air Quality: Case StudiesKnowledge 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.

Progress on the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II) - April-September 2010Progress on the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II) - April-September 2010

The report highlights implementation of the 18 outcomes under the four key result areas (KRAs) of ADB's Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II).

Information and Communication Technology for Development: ADB ExperiencesInformation 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.

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Rural Finance in Poverty-Stricken Areas in the People's Republic of China Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update

The book presents an overview of rural finance in the PRC, examines current financial policy and models, and offers recommendations for future reform measures.

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