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Leveraging Trade For Economic Growth In Cambodia Vutha Hing, Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) This article attempts to answer two important questions: (1) Why is trade vital for Cambodia’s growth path? (2) What is the right policy mix for Cambodia to make trade work for economic growth? Cambodia
Think Tank Capacity Building For Better Policy Impact: CDRI 25 Year’s Experience Chhem Rethy, Executive Director, Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) An organisation is only as strong as its people and its partners.
I will look at how CDRI developed its intellectual capital and engaged with partners and donors while maintaining its independence.
Cambodia
Technology, Jobs And Inequality Evidence From India’s Manufacturing Sector Radhicka KAPOOR, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) India’s post reform economic development has seen a sustained increase in the capital intensity of production in the manufacturing sector. India
What Has Changed In Indian Economy Rathin ROY, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) India is argued to be one of the few economies that receded from the impact of global financial crisis of 2008. In the case of India, the economic crisis coincided with national elections, so a fiscal expansion had already been undertaken just prior to the onset of the global crisis. India
Can Multidimension Poverty Line Be Applied In Indonesia? Carunia Mulya Hamid Firdausy, Director, National Research Centre for Economics, LIPI Rapid economic growth has led to a significant reduction in the incidence of poverty in Indonesia since 1997. However, that significant reduction of the poor has been criticized. It is argued that the poverty reduction using the conventional national poverty line was only true in terms of statistical figure, but not in terms of the requirement to maintain a minimum living standard by the poor. Indonesia
The Changing Sophistication Of China’s Exports Willem Thorbecke, Senior Fellow Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) For China to proceed to the next stage of development, it needs to progress to higher value added, innovative, activities. Japan
Forty Years of KDI: At The Forefront Of Independent, Innovative, and Fundamental Policy Research Changyong Choi, KDI School of Public Policy and Management In continuing its long tradition of providing objective and rigorous research and policy recommendations, KDI will seek to build up its institutional capacity and promote collaborative works with international organizations in hopes of better serving the Korean public. Republic of Korea
Alternative Measure of Poverty in Indonesia Carunia Mulya Hamid Firdausy, Director, National Research Centre for Economics, LIPI The official absolute poverty line in Indonesia has been criticized in recent years, mainly due to the much higher proportion of people who claimed to be poor than the government’s estimated statistical number. Thus, the study will examine alternative ways or methods to measure the incidence of poverty in Indonesia. Indonesia
A Backward Linkage of Lao Agribusiness Value Chain: A Case Study On Knowledge and Technology Transfers Xaysomphet Norasingh, Economic Research Institute (ERI) The study identifies steps of knowledge and technology transfer from international firms to local stakeholders with the understanding of what motivates firms to commit with technology transfer and receive the transfer and what are the obstacles occurring during the transfer of new knowledge to local firms. Finally, policy recommendation will be addressed. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Role Of Social Inclusion On Economic Development and Poverty Reduction In Nepal Ram Chandra Dhakal, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA), Tribhuvan University This paper is an attempt to outline the current status of social inclusion from various caste/ethnic groups in social, economic and political decision levels. Social inclusion is a multidimensional feature affected by the various subjective and objective factors in terms of dimensional indicators obtained by various surveys. Nepal
Economic Dynamics, Platforms and Institutions: Shaping of The Regional Economic Order in The Asia and the Pacific Xiaoming Huang, Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) The paper has argued that the latest wave of initiatives in regional economic institutions is largely expected as the effects of the logic of the rise and global expansion of the modern world economy, and that they are also driven significantly by the dynamics of development of the East Asian economy founded on a unique model of industrialization and economic growth. New Zealand
Political Stability and Regional Economic Cooperation: The Case of Selected South Asian Economies Shujaat Farooq Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) The analysis reveals that SAARC countries need to assume a central role in creating conditions for deeper integration by promoting investment, trade, transparency, harmonizing standards and simplifying procedures through a multilateral process. Pakistan
Social Inclusion and Housing: Evidence from the Philippines Marife M. Ballesteros, Senior Research Staff - Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) The housing problem in the country arises from exclusions in urban land and housing markets and housing finance of a large segment of low-salaried urban population generally employed in the informal sector. Philippines
AIIB and Asia’s Connectivity Zhou Qiangwu, Asia–Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) . From the early stages of the Reform and Opening up, the Chinese government has made infrastructure investment and development a high priority. The Chinese government has actively utilizing funds from not only home but also abroad to strengthen all-round infrastructure construction, from urban to rural, from roads to bridges, from electric power to communications. People’s Republic of China
China's Opening Strategy in the New Normal Zhang Qi, Deputy Director-General, Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) Now the world is at a historical juncture of great changes in the context of a more complex international regime. Given China is entering into the "New Normal" and the fast changing world economic environment, a new open strategy is requested while facing with the development opportunities and challenges. People’s Republic Of China
The Impact of R&D on the Singapore Economy: A Time Series Analysis Yuen-Ping Ho, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre National University of Singapore Economic impact of R&D in the long run is observed to be almost four times as much as the short run. Short-run productivity of R&D in Singapore is comparable to the smaller advanced economics in the OCED. However, in terms of long-term R&D productivity, Singapore lags slightly behind the small OECD nations and far behind the G7 countries. Singapore
Thailand in the Middle-Income Trap: An Unrecognized Contribution from the Government Nonarit Bisonyabut, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) Much of the literature confirms that Thailand is in the middle income trap. Many reasons are offered, including low R&D activities, lack of human capital and political instability. Though there are many explanations for the low engagement in R&D, there are some missing factors that also undermine the private incentives to invest in R&D: the share of revenue from government procurement to total revenue and the requirement of special licenses issued by public officials to operate in certain industries. Thailand
Asian Development Bank, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia 7-9 Sep 2016 James G. Mcgann, Director, Think Tanks And Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), The Lauder Institute University Of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Think tanks can employ a variety of metrics to assess their impact, including such measures as an increase in research and analysis they produce as well as to account for their contributions to the policymaking environment and civil society. United States Of America
Uzbekistan Towards 2030: Defining the Pattern of Growth and Policies for Accelerated Transformation Kamila Mukhamedkhanova, Center for Economic Research (CER) In future the country faces new challenges, which stipulate the need for transformation of the economy, society, and institutions. With acceleration of transformation processes, the search for new points of balance and appropriate review of the model of social contract may be required to reach the goals of structural reforms and retain social accord. Uzbekistan