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The Role of SMEs in Asia and Their Difficulties in Accessing Finance

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Asian economy. They make up more than 96% of all Asian businesses, providing two out of three private-sector jobs on the continent. Th...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Naoyuki Yoshino | On 28 Dec 2019

Industrialization of Developing Countries in a Multicountry, Multisector Capital Accumulation Model

This paper shows that industrialization of developing countries, defined as start of production of investment goods, happens when their share in global production exceeds the global demand for consump...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Tadateru Hayashi | On 27 Dec 2019

Sri Lanka’s Macroeconomic Challenges: A Tale of Two Deficits

The paper provides a narrative of Sri Lanka’s history of twin deficits, examines macroeconomic performance from the lens of twin deficits, and discusses the policies adopted to address macroeconomic i...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Dushni Weerakoon | On 28 Mar 2019

The Rise of the People’s Republic of China and its Competition Effects on Innovation in Japan

This paper empirically examines the “defensive innovation” hypothesis that firms with higher exposure to low-wage economy import competition intensively undertake more innovative activity by using a h...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Nobuaki Yamashita | On 28 Mar 2019

Environmental Governance and Environmental Performance

Along with the continuous development of the global economy, environmental deterioration has been widely recognized as a pressing issue nowadays, bringing environmental governance to the forefront of...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Chun-Ping Chang | On 27 Mar 2019

Gender and Corporate Success: An Empirical Analysis of Gender-Based Corporate Performance on a Sample of Asian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The paper will provide policy suggestions, such as establishment of credit guarantee funds for easing the female-owned SMEs’ access to finance in Asia. Implementation of supportive policies for female...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary | On 26 Mar 2019

How to Modernise the Working of Courts and Tribunals in India

Indian courts are clogged with large backlogs. Part of the reason for the problem is that cases take a very long time to move through the courts. It slows progress of court cases is harmful for the In...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Pratik Dutta | On 25 Mar 2019

Readiness of National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific for Leveraging Big Data to Monitor the SDGs

In September 2015, the world committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have broad and interconnected social, economic, social, econo...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Policy Briefs

by Jose Ramon Albert | On 18 Mar 2019

Impact of Changes in Fiscal Federalism and Fourteenth Finance Commission Recommendations Scenarios on States Autonomy and Social Sector Priorities

This paper compares the additional gains from higher tax devolution in the post 14th FC period, with the additional burden due to the withdrawal of certain central schemes and the changes in the shar...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Amarnath H. K. | On 15 Mar 2019

The Political Economy of Gender Budgeting: Empirical Evidence from India

Gender budgeting is a public policy innovation to transform the gender commitments into budgetary commitments. The political economy process of gender budgeting in India has encompassed four distinct...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Lekha Chakraborty | On 15 Mar 2019
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