This section contains publications by our think tank members related to inclusion and innovation. For queries about specific publications, please contact the member organization directly.


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      2015 Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2015 This publication presents the latest key statistics on development issues concerning the economies of Asia and the Pacific to a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public
      2014 Key Indicators for the Asia and the Pacific 2014 The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014 presents the latest key statistics on development issues concerning the economies of Asia and the Pacific to a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public.

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      2014 June Working Paper Series No. 92: Links between Employment and Poverty in Cambodia This paper explores labor market structure and employment links to poverty in Cambodia. Employment elasticity of growth, labor productivity, and real wage growth are the main indicators of the labor market situation, while probit models estimate the connection between household employment and poverty likelihood.
      2014 April Working Paper Series No. 91: Initiative on The Role of Fertilizers and Seeds in Transforming Agriculture in Asia This research aims to (i) review the structure of Cambodia’s fertilizer industry, (ii) identify key constraints on both demand and supply sides, (iii) review efficiency of fertilizer use, and (iv) identify policy options to enhance the role of fertilizer in the agricultural transformation and food security agenda.
      2014 January Working Paper Series No. 90: ASEAN 2030: Growing Together for Economic Prosperity - The Challenges Cambodia has over the past two decades experienced sustained peace and stability, high levels of growth, and remarkable socio-economic development. This paper analyses Cambodia’s current economic and development conditions, defines a positive scenario for the country in 2030, and identifies the factors to achieve this scenario.
      2014 Development Research Forum Synthesis Paper 2014, No. 01 This synthesis report provides a summary of the key messages from the more than 30 research papers presented at the Cambodia Development Research Forum’s (DRF) annual Symposium on 16-17 October 2013 in Phnom Penh on “Cambodia Tomorrow: Development Research Priorities for a Middle-Income Country.”
      2013 December Cambodia’s Development Dynamics: Past Performance and Emerging Priorities The Report examines Cambodia’s past performance, emerging priorities, and future challenges in the economic, social, environmental and governance spheres. It presents a long-term development vision for the country and suggests strategic options and policy priorities that should be incorporated into future development agenda.

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      2014 Uzbekistan Towards 2030: A New Social Protection Model for a Changing Economy and Society This research utilizes an innovative approach to the concept of social protection, which includes not just welfare and pensions, but a range of policies for the labor market, education system, healthcare, and social programs for providing housing and other assets.
      2014 Looking beyond the horizon: guidelines and best practices in formulating national visions Provides a comprehensive overview of approaches and methodologies of developing long-term visions and development strategies, and describes major organizational preconditions and milestones of formulating and implementing long-term visions and national development strategies. Based on experience of more than 25 countries and review of a number of publications on various aspects of longer-term development policy and foresight.

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      2014 February Urbanisation in India Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward Analyzing India’s rapidly expanding process of urbanization, the book identifies key challenges and opportunities and proposes suitable managerial and policy reforms. It addresses critical issues and puts forth suggestions for better planning, financing alternatives, and better governance for improved service delivery and affordable housing.
      2013 September Remoteness and Unbalanced Growth: Understanding Divergence Across Indian Districts This paper aims to explain the patter of Indian’s growth at the district level, by using two new data sets on per capita incomes and social and economic characteristics for 575 districts.
      2013 March Factor Income Taxation, Growth, and Investment Specific Technological Change This paper constructs a tractable endogenous growth model with production externalities in which the stock of public capital influences investment specific technological change. The externalities appear through both public and private capital labor. The focus of this paper is endogenous growth.

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      2014 May Female Entrepreneurship and the Role of Business Development Services in Promoting Small and Medium Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka The study examines the socio-economic and cultural barriers that hinder women in SMEs. It looks at existing and future opportunities for women to lead SMEs, with special focus on access and availability–friendly Business Development Services, including development of business skills, technology transfer, and linking with financial services.
      2013 October Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2013 Report The rising socio-economic prosperity in Sri Lanka, if fostered skillfully and inclusively with progressive public policies, can spur economic dynamism, innovation, and social progress, and place the country on firmer ground, as it makes a decisive transition into a middle-income economy.
      2012 December Fostering Innovation to Fast-forward Growth in Sri Lanka This publication looks at the imperative of innovation for Sri Lanka’s growth. It explores the status of R&D investment, availability of skilled talent pool, need for industry-research collaboration, importance of commercialization and financing, among other issues. It calls for setting up policy and a national council to drive the agenda.

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      2013 June Policy Consultation on Uzbekistan's Industry Innovation Strategy Korea’s Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP), launched in 2004 by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Korea Development Institute, aims to share development experience and knowledge in the past decades to assist socio-economic development of our partner countries. This publication is the results of the 2012 KSP with Uzbekistan.

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      2013 April Industrial Cluster Development and Innovation in Singapore Two emerging technology clusters in Singapore, the biomedical cluster and the off-shore engineering cluster, are studied. The contrasting strategic approaches in the two clusters highlight key challenges and relevant policy implications for promoting university-industry linkages at different stages of industry development./td>

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      2014 February Short-term Economic Indicators Development in Lao PDR This paper introduces short-term economic indicators which could be developed and applied for monitoring economic movement in the short-term in Laos. The paper includes the following sections (i) introduction, (ii) literature review and conceptual framework for indexes development, (iii) data and indexes construction, and (iv) findings and conclusion.

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      2014 June Three Decades of Human Development across Indian States: Inclusive Growth or Perpetual Disparity? The paper observed human development achievements in 28 Indian States over the last three decades and analyzed their influence on growth patterns. The National Human Development Report 2001 methodology has been applied for constructing the Human Development Index, with indices for rural and urban areas in each State calculated separately.
      2014 April Room at the Top: An Overview of Fiscal Space, Fiscal Policy and
      Inclusive Growth in Developing Asia
      The sustainability of policies to create fiscal space is a function of what the fiscal space is for. Finding sustainable fiscal space for inclusive growth involves asking what the purpose of public spending is, the timeframe for its implementation, and the political economy context within which it is implemented.

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      2013 October Bottom-up Planning and Prioritising Development: The Case of Manus Province in Papua New Guinea This study draws on the experience of the Manus Provincial Government’s “bottom-up planning” system or planning based on Basic Minimum Needs. The 12 Basic Minimums Needs that have formed the basis of development planning in Manus Province can be identified with development priorities advocated by international agencies.

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      2014 Economic Policy Monitor 2013: Addressing the Jobs Challenge toward Inclusive Growth The Philippines is now in the cusp of major international and regional developments. The formation of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 would benefit the Philippines as it drives market expansion, economic transformation and modernization, and creates more job opportunities. These, along with the country`s investment grade rating, bode well for sustaining a high-growth path.
      2014 PJEPA: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration, Vol. II Openness to trade has been a hallmark of Philippine economic policy, and as a result, the country is involved in 15 FTAs, seven of which have already been signed and in effect, two are under negotiation, and six have been proposed. PJEPA, negotiated between 2004 and 2006 and ratified by Congress in 2008, was a milestone in Philippine trade policy. It signaled the Philippines’ commitment to develop its economy within the framework of international trade as well as its willingness to embark upon more binding economic agreements.
      2013 PJEPA: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration, Vol. I Recognized as one of the most dynamic regions in the world, East Asia has been at the crossroads of international trade and investments. Economic gains, however, have been unequal, within and across borders. The good news is that regional integration through trade agreements and cooperation in recent years, and especially in East Asia, is evolving to help address development gaps and attain sustainable growth.
      2013 Economic Policy Monitor 2012: Regional Economic Integration and Inclusive Growth - Engaging Nations, Embracing People Regional economic integration can become a double-edged sword for the Philippines when its pursuit of full integration into the regional and global economy is not complemented by domestic policy reforms in key economic sectors, the strengthening of industrial policy, and deepening of poverty reduction efforts.
      2013 Innovative Behavior of Local Firms: Results of the 2009 Pilot Survey of Innovation Activities - Towards an Innovation-led Development Path in the Philippines The 2009 Survey of Innovation Activities (SIA), the Philippines’ pilot survey on innovation and an outcome of the national innovation strategy called “FILIPINNOVATION,” aims to generate information on innovative behavior of establishments in selected areas and industries in the Philippines.
      2013 Analysis of the President`s Budget for 2013: Making Health Spending Inclusive This year’s budget analysis shows the limited fiscal space as highlighted by low spending on national defense, a critical area given current geopolitical issues. Still, it presents a better picture of the country`s fiscal health in terms of deficit and debt.