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  • High speed rail could bankrupt Laos, but it’ll keep China happy

    Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, a third of Laos’s population still lives below the extreme poverty line of US$1.25 per day. Most of the extreme po...

  • Report of the ASEAN Regional Assessment of MDG Achievement and Post-2015 Development Priorities

    The UNDP and the ASEAN Secretariat’s work that resulted in this “ASEAN Regional Assessment of MDG Achievement and Post-2015 Development Priorities” demonstrates the ASEAN regi...

  • Making it happen: Technology, finance and statistics for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

    This 2014/15 report, Making It Happen, assesses the state of progress on the MDGs, but then considers how we can move towards the SDGs. The report is based on a series of Asia-P...

  • Report of the ASEAN regional assessment of the MDG achievement and post-2015 development priorities

    Since 2000, the eight MDGs have had a significant impact on the global agenda for development, defining priorities, measuring progress, and driving results for global poverty re...

  • Overview, Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program

    An overview of the Asian Development Bank's Economic Cooperation program for the Greater Mekong Subregion, published in 2012.

  • Choosing survival: Finding a way to overcome current economic and political quagmires in Myanmar

    This paper describes the current challenges Myanmar faces to shift to a system more inclusive of multiple interest groups. The authors provide background on the situation in Mya...

  • Landowners or laborers: What choice will developing countries make?

    During 2012, a key choice facing developing countries revealed itself ever more starkly. Would they choose a development path built on inclusiveness, respect for the rights of t...

  • Bộ tiêu chuẩn EITI 2013 và khả năng đáp ứng chính sách của Việt Nam, 2015

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  • BTI 2014. Cambodia country report

    The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) 2014 report for Cambodia. The BTI analyzes and evaluates countries' movements toward democracy and a market economy. For 12...

  • Labour migration landscape in Asia (2014): Recent trends in migration and policies

    A presentation analysing recent trends in migration and policies in Asia. Data is provided on the outflow of migrants to Gulf countries, southeast Asian countries, and Korea. Pu...

  • China–Myanmar energy cooperation and its regional implications

    Explores the driving forces behind the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline project and its broader objectives. The author investigates whether pipelines can deepen regional econo...

  • Benefits, costs, and feasibility of a monetary union for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

    A paper assessing the feasibility of a monetary union among ASEAN countries. Through quantitative and qualitative methods, the paper assesses the benefits and costs. The author ...

  • Structural reform for growth, equity, and national sovereignty

    This discussion paper analyses several key policy challenges confronting Vietnam. This document was written to provide background for the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program, 2...

  • Cambodia's labor market and employment

    This report aims to provide a clearer picture of Cambodia's current labor market and future trends. It examines key economic and demographic trends; recent labor market trends;...

  • Asia-Pacific labour market update, October 2012

    This issue of the Asia-Pacific labour market update provides information on trends in economic growth, job growth, youth employment and job quality in the Asia Pacific region....

  • Cambodia enters the WTO: Lessons learned for least developed countries

    Outlines Cambodia’s entry to the World Trade Organisation and the lessons for other least developed countries. The Government of Cambodia applied for accession to the World...

  • China and Yunnan economic relations with Myanmar and the Kachin state: powering the peace process

    A paper about economic relations between China and Myanmar and their impact on the peace process. The paper covers the background of relations between the two countries, and...

  • Industrial policy reform in Myanmar

    A paper about industrial policy reform in Myanmar. The author explores what a successful industrialization strategy for Myanmar would entail. They first outline the current...

  • Narrowing the development divide in ASEAN: The role of policy

    This paper examines the extent to which economic convergence within ASEAN is occurring, the factors that are driving it and the role of policy. Theory is provided to examine the...

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