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Publications Catalog

FALL 2013

Publications Catalog
FALL 2013

2013 Asian Development Bank

All rights reserved. Published in 2013. Printed in the Philippines. ISBN 978-92-9254-264-1 (Print), 978-92-9254-265-8 (PDF) Publication Stock No. ARM136005

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Featured Titles 1 Titles by Themes Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food Security 4 Education5 Energy5 Environment7 Financial Sector Development 9 Gender Equity 12 Health13 Private Sector 14 Public Management and Governance 15 Regional Cooperation and Integration 18 Social Development and Poverty 19 Transport23 Urban23 Water24 ADB Institute 26

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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2013 Special Chapter: Asias Economic Transformation: Where to, How, and How Fast?
This 44th edition of the Key Indicators series presents the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental indicators for the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank. It is intended for policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public. This edition includes a special chapter on Asias economic transformation as well as brief, nontechnical analyses and statistical tables on the Millennium Development Goals and seven other themes. It also contains the third edition of the Framework of Inclusive Growth Indicators as a special supplement.
388 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-238-2, $75.00

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013 Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
This second edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook provides the first quantitative and comprehensive view of water security in the countries of Asia and the Pacific. Prepared for leaders and policy makers of finance and planning departments, this publication introduces a comprehensive framework to measure water security as a foundation for creating a water-secure future for the people of Asia and the Pacific. It was prepared by a team of 10 leading water knowledge organizations in Asia and the Pacific, guided by specialists drawn from all five subregions.
128 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-988-8, $29.00

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Beyond Factory Asia Fuelling Growth in a Changing World

Asias phenomenal growth over the past few decades has been driven by the rise of Factory Asia. However, the global financial crisis and uncertain growth prospects around the world have dampened demand for Asian exports. At the same time, rising wages threaten to erode the cost advantage the region once had, managing supply chains has become more complex, and new technologies are transforming manufacturing. This monograph examines a range of policy, institutional, legal, and regulatory issues relating to reforms that will drive Asias economic and social transformation.
52 pages, 6 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-047-0, $21.00

The Social Protection Index Assessing Results for Asia and the Pacific
Investments in social protection help reduce poverty and vulnerability, and promote inclusive growth. This report analyzes comprehensive data on government social protection programs in 35 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The Social Protection Index, developed by ADB, helps to assess the nature and effectiveness of these programs and to facilitate cross-country comparisons. It provides governments with policyrelevant data and analysis to inform decisions concerning the reform and expansion of social protection programs.
150 pages, 6 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-139-2, $29.50

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Climate Risks in the Mekong Delta Ca Mau and Kien Giang Provinces of Viet Nam
This report presents the outputs of the Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta. Using climate change modeling, socioeconomic data, geographic information system analysis, and expert opinion, the study identifies and assesses the effects of future climate scenarios. It provides policy makers with an understanding of the key areas of vulnerability and risk hot spots with regard to climate change up to 2050 to help inform and to strengthen climate change adaptation programs.
143 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-206-1, $28.00

Gender Equality and Food Security Womens Empowerment as a Tool against Hunger
There is a strong relationship between gender-based discrimination and the different channels through which households and individuals access food. This report shows that while equality of treatment and food security are mutually supportive, gender equality remains an elusive goal in much of Asia and the Pacific. What is needed is a transformation of traditional gender roles, which should build on improved information about the range of inequalities and specific constraints facing women.
112 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-171-2, $26.00

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Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food Security

Exploring PublicPrivate Partnership in the Irrigation and Drainage Sector in India A Scoping Study In spite of substantial investment by the Government of India, the countrys irrigation and drainage sector finds itself plagued with numerous concerns. To enhance the sectors performance, the central and state governments of India are now looking to decentralize the sectors management and seek collaboration with the private sector. This report is the result of a scoping investigative study initiated by ADB to explore the potential for publicprivate partnerships in the irrigation and drainage sector in India.
175 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-061-6, $30.00

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific This synthesis report is the result of close, collaborative research initiated by ADB in partnership with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. Fourteen background papers were commissioned to investigate food security issues particularly pertinent for the region. The primary findings are collated to articulate key policy challenges and opportunities related to food security.
129 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-224-5, $24.00

Improving Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods A Knowledge Sharing Experience This publication documents the knowledge and experiences exchanged during the Knowledge Sharing Platform held in Beijing and Henan Province in November 2011. Participants from the Peoples Republic of China and 12 other developing member countries discussed topics that included policies and institutional mechanisms to promote modern agriculture, agricultural value chain and logistics system development, bridging agriculture research with practices, rural infrastructure and green development, and financial development in rural areas.
48 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-041-0, $20.00

Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade in Agricultural and Food Products Report on the Development of an SPS Plan for the CAREC Countries This project study was initiated as part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy. Its objective is to identify areas for improvement in the administration and application of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, procedures, and standards in the CAREC region. The study involved a wide-ranging assessment of current procedures for animal and plant quarantine, veterinary inspection, food safety inspection, and risk analysis and assessment, to check conformity with internationally accepted standards.
94 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-071-5, $24.00

Fall 2013

Learning Lessons Education Sector This edition of Learning Lessons complements the Guidance Note: Education Sector Risk Assessment. It reviews and analyzes lessons drawn from evaluation of ADB support to the education sector over the last 10 years. It provides an expanded perspective of the risks that can reduce development effectiveness at the sector, program, and project levels. Lessons presented are illustrative and meant to deepen understanding and provide inputs into the design and delivery of future programs and projects.
58 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-143-9, $21.75

2012 Clean Energy Investments Project Summaries This report summarizes the investments in clean energy made by the ADB operations departments in 2012, condensing information from project databases and formal reports in an easy-to-reference format. It was prepared by ADBs Clean Energy Program, which provides the cohesive agenda that encompasses and guides ADBs lending and non-lending assistance, initiatives, and plan of action for sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific.
73 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-014-2, $22.00

Asian Development Outlook 2013 Asias Energy Challenge The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance in the past year and offers forecasts for the next 2 years. This edition sees developing Asia bouncing back from a slowdown, buoyed by domestic demand and greater regional trade. To strengthen its resilience amid continued global liquidity, developing Asia must examine its increasing energy needs as a new major player in commodity markets and rise to the challenges of the Clean Asian Century.
336 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISSN 0117-0481, ISBN 978-92-9254-022-7, $75.00

Assessment of the Greater Mekong Subregion Energy Sector Development Progress, Prospects, and Regional Investment Priorities This report analyzes the Greater Mekong Subregions current energy situation and the challenges and opportunities it faces, given its resource endowments and development efforts. The creation of a Regional Power Coordination Center must be matched by supportive infrastructure, national electricity market reform, and workable rules for cross-country trade. The report also proposes support for the Subregional Energy Forum to drive regional policy creation through stronger capacity for policy analysis.
125 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-051-7, $24.00

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Energy continued Development of Solar and Wind Power in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu This study analyzes the performance of two states in India in their efforts toward installing solar and wind energy. It attempts to distill the reasons for their success in two very different renewable energy programs. The report focuses on lessons learned from these states so that a supportive environment can be created in other states to promote and adopt renewables-based power, such as the formation of a full-fledged Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
92 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-008-1, $24.00

Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (19902009) This publication is a compilation of energy supply and demand data of the member economies of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. The data include the latest 4 years of energy balances of 47 of the 48 ADB members in the region, and historical summary tables that present data on electric power generation, as well as macroeconomic and basic energy indicators.
874 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-153-8, $45.00

Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in the Energy Sector This publication provides a step-by-step methodological approach to help project teams assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into energy investment projects. While the focus is at the project level, an improved understanding of climate change impacts should also be used to incorporate climate change considerations into energy planning and policy at the country level.
109 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-109-5, $27.00

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic: Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2013 Update ADBs sector assessments, strategies, and road maps (ASRs) help inform the development of its country partnership strategies. This energy sector ASR updates development issues, needs, and priorities of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic for ADBs assistance with a focus on the electricity subsector. It serves as a basis for further dialogue on how ADB and the government can work together to achieve goals of 90% electrification and sustainable development of the electricity sector.
51 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-161-3, $18.00

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Energy continued New Energy Architecture Myanmar Myanmar is a country rich in energy resources, yet a large segment of its population lacks access to electricity, and enabling development of its energy sector will be key to powering future development. Through its New Energy Architecture Initiative, the World Economic Forum is collaborating with the countrys Ministry of Energy of Myanmar, Accenture, and ADB to help support Myanmars energy policy reform. This report is the culmination of a 10-month multistakeholder study into Myanmars energy architecture.
54 pages, 8.3 x 11.7 paper, 2013 Copublished with The World Economic Forum and Accenture For order information, visit

Same Energy, More Power Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Asia Over the past decade, ADB has succeeded in scaling up its investment in energy efficiency and the development of renewable resources among its developing member countries through its Clean Energy Program. This report examines prospects to accelerate lending and investment for demand-side energy efficiency in Asia, in light of trends that are driving energy use and policy and regulatory change in developing countries.
97 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-163-7, $22.00

Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Asia Options and Costs ADB developing member countries in South Asia have been faced with the major challenge of sustaining rapid economic growth while reducing the overall intensity of energy use and increasing energy efficiency. This report synthesizes the results of national studies on options and costs of reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and examines the economics of cleaner technologies that promote low-carbon development and climate change mitigation.
160 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-143-1, $30.00

Environment Operational Directions 20132020 Promoting Transitions to Green Growth in Asia and the Pacific This report was prepared to provide a coherent overview of ADB environment operations and to articulate how it will step up efforts to help the region achieve a transition to environmentally sustainable growth or green growth. It provides a brief review of recent ADB experience in environment operations, and identifies effective approaches for the development of greener country partnership strategies, investment projects, and associated knowledge and technical assistance activities.
39 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-037-1, $19.00

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Environment continued Materials Recovery Facility Tool Kit Through the 3R initiative, recycling will become part of local governments solid waste management. With this publication, ADB aims to support the 3R initiative and encourage developing member countries to initiate investments in materials recovery facilities, which are essential tools for waste recycling under the initiative. This tool kit will be useful in deciding the size and design of such facilities and also provides an indication of the cost of such investments.
40 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-016-6, $19.00

The Rise of Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific Learning from ADBs Experience This report looks at findings from the Independent Evaluation of ADBs Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks. The 2012 evaluation highlights some of the successes and shortcomings of disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacificparticularly through case studies of Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistanand identifies areas for improvement.
80 pages, 6 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-194-1, $24.00

Stakeholder Engagement in Preparing Investment Plans for the Climate Investment Funds Case Studies from Asia (Second Edition) Since the inception of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), ADB has participated in the preparation of 15 investment plans. This study, which is part of a wider review of CIF experiences in ADB, uses a case study approach to examine how stakeholder engagement was carried out in the preparation of investment plans in Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines, with reference to the guidance provided by ADB and CIF in stakeholder participation.
88 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-208-5, $24.00

Viet Nam: Environment and Climate Change Assessment This environment and climate change thematic paper highlights development issues, needs, and strategic assistance priorities of Viet Nam and ADB, focusing on environmentally sustainable growth during the 20122015 country partnership strategy period. It analyzes priority development constraints, the governments strategy and plans, other development partner support, lessons learned from past ADB support, and possible future ADB assistance.
66 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-131-6, $21.00

Fall 2013

Financial Sector Development

Asia Bond Monitor This publication reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus the Peoples Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea.

March 2013
120 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISSN 2219-1518 ISBN 978-92-9092-990-1 $45.00

June 2013
46 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISSN 2219-1518 ISBN 978-92-9254-133-0 $45.00

Asian Development Review This professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia is a collection of high-quality papers based on rigorous empirical study. Articles are intended for readership among economists and social scientists in government, the private sector, academia, and international organizations.

Volume 30 No. 1
180 pages, 7 x 10, paper, 2013 ISSN 0116-1105, $35.00 Copublished with ADBI and MIT

Volume 30 No. 2
192 pages, 7 x 10, paper, 2013 ISSN 0116-1105, $35.00 Copublished with ADBI and MIT

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Financial Sector Development continued Assessment of Microinsurance as Emerging Microfinance Service for the Poor The Case of the Philippines ADB has been one of the few active partners for microfinance development in the Philippines. It has contributed to the growth of formal microfinance activities, including expanding the outreach of diversified formal financial services to poor clients at the most affordable costs. This report provides the initial sector assessment on emerging microinsurance activities and hopefully guidance on the way forward.
31 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-955-0, $19.00

Broadening the Investor Base for Local Currency Bonds in ASEAN+2 Countries ADB has been working closely with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), Japan, and the Republic of Korea to promote the development of local currency bond markets in the region through the Asian Bond Markets Initiative. This publication focuses on measures to expand the investor base in ASEAN, the PRC, and the Republic of Korea, with the goal of generating greater variety in investment objectives and a wider range of investment strategies.
84 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-065-4, $24.00

Pacific Economic Monitor This publication provides an update of recent economic developments and explores important policy issues in the Pacific. It has been published by ADB three times each year since 2009, and includes contributions from development partners and knowledge organizations engaged in economic analysis of the Pacific.

March 2013
40 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-006-7, $20.00

July 2013
40 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-155-2, $20.00

Fall 2013
Financial Sector Development continued Raising Awareness of Anticompetitive Behavior in the Financial Sector of the Peoples Republic of China The Anti-Monopoly Law, in effect since August 2008, seeks to encourage competition, maintain market order, and facilitates the allocation of resources through open markets in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). This study examines the provisions of the law and the legislation process for them, followed by a discussion of the role of the PRCs antimonopoly authorities in enforcing the law in the banking, insurance, and securities industries.
51 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-063-0, $21.00

The Road to ASEAN Financial Integration A Combined Study on Assessing the Financial Landscape and Formulating Milestones for Monetary and Financial Integration in ASEAN This paper provides a summary assessment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the state of financial integration in the region, with inputs from the ADB regional technical assistance project on the topic. Discussed are the financial integration milestones blueprint that will lay out a comprehensive program to achieve ASEAN financial integration by 2015, and the recommended institutional and policy reforms to be implemented in 20112020.
32 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-706-8, $20.00

Supply and Use Tables for Selected Economies in Asia and the Pacific A Research Study This study presents the supply and use tables based on the 1993 System of National Accounts for 18 economies in Asia and the Pacific. The tables show the detailed structure of the supply and use of goods and services within an economy and enable robust cross-country comparisons. Hence, they provide data within a balanced framework, thereby improving the accuracy of national accounts data useful for informed policymaking decisions.
292 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2012 ISBN 978-92-9092-943-7, $44.00

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Gender Equity
Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment Operational Plan, 20132020 Moving the Agenda Forward in Asia and the Pacific The operational plan sets out the strategic directions and the guiding framework to advance the gender equality agenda and deliver better gender equality outcomes in Asia and the Pacific by 2020. Under the new gender operational plan, approved in April 2013, ADB will intensify its efforts to ensure that gender equality remains at the front and center of its development agenda, and to accelerate progress in closing remaining gender gaps.
54 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-157-6, $20.00

Gender Tool Kit: Transport Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Mobility for All This tool kit assists staff and consultants in conceptualizing and designing gender-responsive programs and projects in transport sector operations. It aims to help users identify gender equality issues and to develop practical design elements into transport operations. Case studies from ADB projects have been included to illustrate good practices in mainstreaming gender concerns in transport sector operations.
95 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-145-3, $24.00

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Asian Migrant Workers and Their Families A Survey-Based Analysis with a Gender Perspective This publication examines the impact of the crisis among migrant workers and their families with a gender perspectiveto provide useful information for better evidence-based policy making. Based on household surveys in Indonesia and the Philippines, the results show that women are in worse condition and are more vulnerable than men, faced with inferior jobs and greater difficulties in reintegration. The findings further strengthen the call for considering gender in migration policies.
174 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-059-3, $31.75

India: Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors Concerns about persisting gender-based exclusion from the benefits of development have encouraged the Government of India and its partner institutions and donor agencies to mainstream gender in its policies, programs, and projects. This publication provides a gender analysis of six priority sectorsagriculture, energy, education, finance and public sector management, transport, and urban developmentand suggests possible further actions to strengthen ADB approaches in these sectors.
154 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-028-9, $30.00

Fall 2013

Impact of Maternal and Child Health Private Expenditure on Poverty and Inequity Review of the Literature on the Extent and Mechanisms by which Maternal, Newborn, and Child Healthcare Expenditures Exacerbate Poverty, with Focus on Evidence from Asia and the Pacific Reducing the burden of poor maternal, neonatal, and child ill-health requires improvements in both the supply and use of effective maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services. This study undertook a systematic review of the impact on families of out-of-pocket expenditures in accessing MNCH care. The findings show that despite improved coverage in the region, many families continue to face financial barriers to accessing essential care, and experience significant financial hardships as a result of outof-pocket payments.
68 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-970-3, $21.00

Impact of Maternal and Child Health Private Expenditure on Poverty and Inequity in Bangladesh The Government of Bangladesh has made it a priority to expand access by the poor to maternal, neonatal, and child health services. Surveys and studies were carried out to examine the provision and financing of treatment costs and outof-pocket expenditures for services through Ministry of Health and Family Welfare facilities.

Bangladesh Facility Efficiency Survey 2011

42 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-972-7, $19.00

Out-of-Pocket Payments by Patients at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Facilities in Bangladesh and the Impact of the Maternal Voucher Scheme on Costs and Access of Mothers and Children
32 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-974-1, $18.00

Maternal and Child Health Expenditure in Bangladesh

28 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-976-5, $18.00

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Health continued Impact of Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Families and Barriers to Use of Maternal and Child Health Services in Asia and the Pacific Evidence from National Household Surveys of Healthcare Use and Expenditures The burden of poor maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) remains unacceptably high in many developing member countries. To understand the barriers facing households in accessing MNCH care, data from routine national household expenditure surveys (Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste) were analyzed. The findings reveal not only the rich evidence base available, but also show the effects of healthcare costs, quality, and physical barriers in preventing access.
40 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-228-3, $18.00

Managing Regional Public Goods for Health Community-Based Dengue Vector Control The World Health Organization estimates that there may be up to 100 million dengue infections each year worldwide. This report documents a promising, feasible, low-cost measure for controlling the primary household-associated dengue vector among local communities in Cambodia and the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. Given promising results, the approach is being considered for expansion to other areas with a view to assessing its wider suitability.
80 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-914-7 Copublished with the World Health Organization For order information, visit

Private Sector
Continuing Reform to Promote Growth Update of the Private Sector Assessment for Tonga This analysis is a follow-up to Transforming Tonga: A Private Sector Assessment. It assesses progress made until early 2012 in reducing transaction costs and other barriers to growth identified in the 2008 private sector assessment. It concludes that Tonga has been one of the leading reformers in the Pacific in improving its business environment, although it has been impacted by the adverse macroeconomic shocks arising from the global economic crisis.
48 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2012 ISBN 978-92-9092-947-5, $20.00

Development Effectiveness Report 2012 Private Sector Operations Much of the recent success in reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific has been due to robust economic growth stimulated by the private sector. This fourth annual report reviews how the Private Sector Operations Department has contributed to promoting ADBs development effectiveness agenda. The report features the direct and indirect impact of private sector assistance. It considers the value added of this assistance, highlighting performance trends and identifying actions required to improve results.
82 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-147-7, $18.00

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Public Management and Governance

ADB Accountability Mechanism Annual Report 2012 After a full-scale review was concluded in February 2012, the new Accountability Mechanism became effective on 24 May 2012. It has resulted in clearer and closer collaboration between the functions of problem solvinghandled by the Office of the Special Project Facilitatorand those of compliance review by the Compliance Review Panel. The changes make the Accountability Mechanism more credible, efficient, and effective in addressing the concerns of people affected by ADB projects.
24 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-030-2, $18.00

CostBenefit Analysis for Development A Practical Guide The conduct of proper economic analysis helps ensure the efficient use of development funds and public resources and thereby increases aid effectiveness. This practical guide is a supplement to the Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of Projects for enhancing project quality both at the preparation and implementation stages. It provides an overview of recent methodological developments in costbenefit analysis as well as suggested improvements in the economic analysis of projects in selected sectors through case studies.
395 pages, 6 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-957-4, $52.00

Development Effectiveness Review 2012 Report This is the sixth annual corporate performance review of ADB. It assesses progress in implementing Strategy 2020, ADBs long-term strategic framework, using the performance indicators, baselines, and targets in the ADB results framework. It analyzes performance trends, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and defines corrective actions. The review takes stock of progress since 2008 and shows whether ADB met its 2012 targets for delivery of outputs and outcomes, with the objective of improving operational and organizational effectiveness.
148 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-032-6, $28.00

Empowerment and Public Service Delivery in Developing Asia and the Pacific Policy Report Viewed as a key to strengthening accountability, citizen empowerment alone is not enough to guarantee quality public service. It must go hand in hand with better governance. This report highlights two factors that have improved governance and public service provision in developing Asiacitizen participation and monitoring of service providers, and the use of information and communication technology to streamline bureaucratic processes, widen access to information, and embolden peoples voice.
78 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-043-2, $22.00

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Public Management and Governance continued Guidance Note: Use of Political Economy Analysis for ADB Operations Political economy analysis facilitates understanding on how incentives, institutions, and ideas shape political action and development outcomes in ADBs developing member countries. These factors can inform assessments of feasibility of policy reform and institutional change, and the risks involved. This guidance note develops a definition and parameters for political economy analysis to ensure consistency; and to guide country, sector, and project teams in the analysis.
30 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-165-1, $19.50

Investing in Resilience Ensuring a Disaster-Resistant Future This report focuses on the steps required to ensure that investment in disaster resilience happens and that it occurs as an integral, systematic part of development. At-risk communities in Asia and the Pacific can apply a wide range of policy, capacity, and investment instruments and mechanisms to ensure that disaster risk is properly assessed, disaster risk is reduced, and residual risk is well managed.
188 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-949-9, $33.00

Knowledge Management Directions and Action Plan (20132015) Supporting Finance ++ at the Asian Development Bank The motivation behind strengthening knowledge management at ADB is to offer finance ++: superior combinations of ADBs own finance plus leveraging resources through partnership plus providing knowledge to developing member countries (DMC) to maximize and accelerate development effectiveness. This publication focuses on prioritizing and implementing knowledge solutions; enriching the quality of ADB and DMCs knowledge capabilities for development effectiveness; advancing ADBs knowledge assets, information systems, and communications; and empowering and resourcing high-quality knowledge solutions.
38 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-041-8, $19.00

Managing Reforms for Development Political Economy of Reforms and Policy-Based Lending Case Studies Reforms challenge the status quo, often threatening those with a stake in the current system. Although no blueprint for success exists, there are clues as to what may work in particular situations and how the reform process can be better managed. This book aims to help those involved in the policy reform process understand the political economy factors that influence the change process and the assistance given to support reforms.
150 pages, 6 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-945-1, $30.00

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Public Management and Governance continued Operational Plan for Enhancing ADBs Effectiveness in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations ADB places high priority on supporting its developing member countries (DMCs) affected by fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). This is demonstrated by the adoption in 2007 of its approach to respond to the special challenges of FCAS and by its endorsement of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States in 2011. This operational plan provides details on ADBs actions to improve the development impact of its support for DMCs experiencing FCAS on either a national or subnational level.
48 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-120-0, $19.00

Outsourcing Procurement in the Public Sector This publication explores the option of outsourcing the procurement function to specialized agencies. Through selected case studies, it discusses the various benefits and issues surrounding two major approaches: a market-based system and a centralized procurement agency model. In analyzing these approaches, the report also looks at the broader issue of linkage with development impacts, particularly on the potential of procurement agents to improve project outcomes and overall development effectiveness.
56 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-173-6, $18.00

Report to the President: Office of Anticorruption and Integrity Annual Report 2012 In 2012, the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) responded to allegations of fraud and corruption; proactively reviewed ADB projects; provided integrity due diligence support; and informed and empowered staff, civil society, and the private sector with tools to fight fraud and corruption. This publication highlights OAIs efforts in 2012 to ensure that ADBs development funds are used with regard to value for money for their intended purposes, and not usurped through fraudulent or corrupt practices.
40 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-980-2, $18.00

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Regional Cooperation and Integration

ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard Country Reports and Assessments 20122013 Corporate governance principles provide guidance on how corporations should operate and can be useful to attract foreign investments. In partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Capital Markets Forum, ADB has developed an ASEAN methodology of corporate governance assessment using a scorecard system that is based on international best practices and that encourages companies to go beyond national legislation requirements. This inaugural report is a compilation of assessments of publicly listed companies in six ASEAN countries.
85 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-069-2, $24.00

Asia Rising Growth and Resilience in an Uncertain Global Economy The center of global economic activity is shifting rapidly toward Asia, driven by a combination of the economic dynamism of the Peoples Republic of China, India, and other middle-income Asian countries; and sluggish growth in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development economies. Rapid growth and rising global prominence have raised a range of major challenges for Asia and for the rest of the world. This comprehensive, forward-looking book examines these issues through in-depth studies of cross-cutting themes in major Asian economies and an analysis of the key development policy options.
440 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, 2013 ISBN 978-1-78100-797-6 Copublished with Edward Elgar Publishing For order information, visit

Asian Economic Integration Monitor March 2013 The Asian Economic Integration Monitor is a semiannual review of Asias regional economic cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of ADB. This issue includes a special chapter Multilateralizing Asian Regionalism: Approaches to Unraveling the Asian Noodle Bowl.
71 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-986-4, $20.00

Facilitating Safe Labor Migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion Issues, Challenges, and Forward-Looking Interventions The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program has adopted a multisector approach to economic corridor development. This report, prepared by the International Organization for Migration and funded by ADB, highlights issues on labor migration in the GMS and offers recommendations toward increasing social protection for migrants, strengthening the capacity and legal framework, and enhancing knowledge management mechanisms. The report provided inputs into the formulation of a new strategic framework and action plan for the human resource development sector.
47 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-020-3, $20.00

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Regional Cooperation and Integration continued Regional Cooperation and Integration Experiences in Asia and the Pacific Evolving economic conditions continually pose new challenges to regional cooperation and integration(RCI) efforts. In March 2012, about 160 representatives from Asia and the Pacific met to share their RCI experiences and discuss strategies for deepening RCI in the region. This summary of the conference features the discussions and presentations including information on major RCI programs. It aims to improve understanding of RCI and help guide future strategies within the region.
147 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-984-0, $30.00

Regional Cooperation and Integration in a Changing World Asia is on the rise with increasing significance in the global economy. In parallel, regional cooperation and integration is becoming stronger, bringing both benefits and costs. The region is diverse, and so are the challenges that must be overcome to achieve greater trade and financial integration. This monograph aims to stimulate debate and further research on the role regional integration can play in sustaining growth, reducing poverty, and promoting welfare and future prosperity for Asia and the Pacific.
52 pages, 6 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-049-4, $21.00

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Asia: The Road to Becoming a Knowledge Economy Game of Catch-Up or Game Changers? This paper provides initial insights from an ongoing ADB study Asias Knowledge Economies: Next Policy Agenda. It assesses the current state of knowledge-based economies in a number of developing Asian countries compared to selected advanced countries. It identifies gaps that developing Asia must fill to catch up. At the same time, it also highlights game-changing trends that put developing Asia in an advantageous position to move faster toward the global knowledge frontier.
43 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-055-5, $19.00

Bhutan: Critical Development Constraints Guided by its philosophy of gross national happiness, Bhutan achieved strong growth during 19812011. The governments conscious efforts to invest in socioeconomic programs have helped reduce poverty in the country. Bhutan recognizes that it needs to continue its efforts to make growth resilient to external and internal factors. This report identifies the most critical constraints facing the economy and discusses policy options to achieve strong, balanced, and resilient growth that is also inclusive.
147 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-244-3, $31.00 Copublished with the Australian Agency for International Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency

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Social Development and Poverty continued Bhutan Living Standards Survey 2012 Report The Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) 2012 report summarizes the results of the household survey and presents the analysis on the countrys progress in improving health, education, employment, income and expenditure, housing, access to public facilities and services, and social capital, as well as nontraditional measures, such as self-rated poverty and happiness. The BLSS 2012 is an important tool for assessing the governments 20082013 development plan and succeeding government plans.
223 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-025-8, $38.00 Copublished with the National Statistics Bureau of Bhutan

Developing South Asia Lessons and Insights This publication showcases eight projects that delivered exemplary and significant results in their implementation. These projects represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communication technology, irrigation, and disaster risk reduction. Lessons learned are identified and good practices that are replicable across South Asia are highlighted.
104 pages, 11.3 x 11.3, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-010-4, $27.00

Ending Asian Deprivations Compulsions for a Fair, Prosperous, and Equitable Asia Despite Asias rapid growth, vast sections of its population still live in poverty and suffer hunger and other forms of deprivation. This book, written by a set of experts who have been working on reducing various aspects of human deprivations in Asia, emphasizes the crucial role of determined, target-driven public action if Asias deprived populations are to see substantial improvement in their lives. Practical measures to tackle the various problems are also discussed.
346 pages, 6.3 x 9.5, cloth, 2013 ISBN 978-0-415-82866-6 Copublished with Routledge For order information, visit

An Evaluation of the Electronic Pension Payment System in Tajikistan In 2009, Tajikistan became one of the first countries in Central Asia to implement electronic payments to pensioners. This study shows that the new system has had positive effects, especially on perceived convenience and wait times. However, not all pensioners have benefitted equally from the change in payment system. The evaluation points to a number of areas where improvements can lead to enhanced service delivery for the pensioners and increased cost efficiency.
45 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-234-4, $18.00

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Social Development and Poverty continued Fiji 2012 Revitalizing the Fiji Economy This report provides a longitudinal study of the Fiji economy covering more than 2 decades of growth and development. It presents an economic update and outlook for the Fiji economy and assesses the key drivers of performance across key economic sectors. The report identifies potential reform strategies that can guide future policy action, assist in accelerating growth, and strengthen pro-poor policy development in Fiji.
103 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-982-6, $27.00

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2013 Special Chapter and Supplement These special publications form part of the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2013. The special chapter reviews the direction and pace of Asias recent economic transformation and sketches its main contours in the coming decades, and the third edition of the special supplement presents a framework to measure income and non-income outcomes of inclusive growth.

Asias Economic Transformation Where to, How, and How Fast?

105 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-240-5, $27.25

Framework of Inclusive Growth Indicators 2013

100 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-242-9, $27.25

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Social Development and Poverty continued Least Developed Sucos Timor-Leste Timor-Leste has committed to creating fair and inclusive opportunity. To assist the pursuit of this goal, this paper assesses the distribution of opportunity in the sucos (village) level. This publication identifies the least developed sucos that mostly need extra support.
49 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-222-1, $16.00

Partnering for Development Donor Report 2012 Intended for current and prospective official development partners of ADB, this report highlights the importance of partnerships and particularly emphasizes results achieved. Examples of projects from ADB developing member countries illustrate the effectiveness of partnerships and how they improve the lives of the poor. The report covers the wide range of financing options available to partners seeking to expand their commitment to developing Asia and the Pacific and ADBs core areas of operations.
84 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-018-0, ISBN 978-92-9254-027-2 (CD-ROM), $22.00

Tonga: Economic Update and Outlook 2012 This economic report on Tonga is the result of a joint project of ADB and the Australian Agency for International Development. It is part of ADBs Pacific Islands Economic Report series, which aims to assist governments in formulating policy by analyzing a countrys economic and socioeconomic situation, key issues, and development prospects. The report provides a longitudinal study of the Tonga economy covering the last 2 decades.
111 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-135-4, $28.00

Trade and Employment in Asia This volume investigates the links between employment, trade, and structural transformation. In the context of global rebalancing, accompanied by inevitable changes in trade patterns between Asia and the rest of the world, the chapters analyze the links between trade openness and trends in employment and its quality. Specifically, through Asian case studies (both analytical and econometric), the book examines how trade and export-led growth models have led to specialization and evolving demands on various types of labor.
312 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, 2013 ISBN 978-0-415-63565-3 Copublished with Routledge For order information, visit

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Bhutan Transport 2040 Integrated Strategic Vision Bhutan, in 2040, will be very different from what it is today. The transport system will need to respond to the changing needs and demands. This publication incorporates all existing transport-related plans, policies, initiatives, and actions to create a long-term comprehensive strategy for the country. It draws largely from a subproject of the Development Partnership Program for South Asia, financed by the Australian Agency for International Development. This was the first study in Bhutan to integrate a sustainable transport vision and strategies.
22 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-966-6, $16.00

Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, Peoples Republic of China This guidebook bridges the gap between the theoretical analyses of climate change impact on the urban water sector and the planning decisions that municipal authorities and utility managers need to make to increase the sectors climate change resilience. It answers questions that city planners and managers globally currently ask regarding the effects of climate change, particularly on services and utilities, and what can be done to prepare for them.
74 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-118-7, $21.75

Solid Waste Management in Nepal Current Status and Policy Recommendations Managing solid waste is one of the major challenges in urbanization. This report draws from a survey conducted in all 58 municipalities of Nepal on municipal solid waste generation. It was found that many of these technically and financially constrained municipalities are still practicing roadside waste pickup from open piles and open dumping, creating major health risks. The report identifies eight key policy recommendations for solid waste management in Nepal.
67 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-232-0, $20.00

Urban Operational Plan 20122020 Burdened by congestion, inequality, and fragmented interventions, urban systems in Asian cities remain relatively weak. However, their rapid growth and wealth provide an opportunity to usher in inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth. Transforming the archetypically chaotic, polluted, inequitable Asian city into a livable city requires a new approach to city development. This operational plan addresses the environmental, equity, and economic issues, and sets out future direction toward efficient, sustainable, and equitable development of cities.
32 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-995-6, $19.00

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Cost of Adaptation to Rising Coastal Water Levels for the Peoples Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea This publication explores the potential costs for coastal adaptation from 2010 until 2050 in East Asia due to climate-induced sea-level rise and possibly more intense tropical cyclones. The results are estimates of possible adaptation needs, which illustrate the possible magnitude of adapting to the future impacts of climate change on three important coastal countries: the Peoples Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
64 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9254-067-8, $21.00

Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map Access to improved water supply and sanitation results in economic development and poverty reduction, ensures food safety and better livelihoods, and preserves the environment. These publications present a current assessment of the water supply and sanitation sector, and the strategic investment priorities of ADB and the developing member country government.

59 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-925-3, $21.00

42 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9092-941-3, $20.00

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Water continued

Featured series on strategic water management With global concerns about water scarcity increasing, this series is the result of a collaborative effort by the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (GIWP) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to review and disseminate modern approaches to three fundamental water management challenges: river basin planning, basin water allocation, and strategic flood risk management. The books present systematic analyses of the general principles, procedures, and methodologies for water resources planning and management and distill best practice approaches with broad application in Asia and the Pacific.

Basin Water Allocation Planning Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning
144 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-3-001158-1

Flood Risk Management A Strategic Approach

206 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-3-001159-8

River Basin Planning Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning
184 pages, 8.5 x 11, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-92-3-001152-9

Copublished with the GIWP, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and WWF


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Capital Market Reform in Asia Towards Developed and Integrated Markets in Times of Change This book captures the essence of the issues and challenges that contributed to capital market reform in the Asian region. Its central theme is the progress of capital market reform in Asia after the 19971998 Asian financial crisis. It examines the complex process of capital market deepening in emerging market economies in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 20072009.
396 pages, 6.1 x 9.2, cloth, 2012 ISBN 978-81-321-0754-5 Copublished with Sage Publications For order information, visit

Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia Interim Report This interim report analyzes how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both subregions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. It examines major developments in South AsiaSoutheast Asia trade and investment, economic cooperation, the role of economic corridors, and regional cooperation initiatives.
94 pages, 7.5 x 9.3, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-4-89974-038-4 Copublished with ADB For more information, visit

The Future of the World Trading System Asian Perspectives The essays in this book by leading Asian and international trade experts dissect key changes taking place in the world trading system, which is in a state of flux characterized by new developments and uncertainties about its governance. This volume analyzes the future of global trade and explores policy implications for Asia.
176 pages, 6.8 x 9.9, paper, 2013 Copublished with the Centre for Economic Policy Research For more information, visit

The Global Financial Crisis and Asia Implications and Challenges Asian economies have recovered strongly from the 20072009 global financial crisis, reflecting their aggressive moves to ease monetary and fiscal policy. However, the biggest challenge lies ahead. This book aims to identify and analyze the impact of the crisis on Asian economies and to assess the shortterm and longer-term policy responses to the crisis in terms of their effectiveness and sustainability.
344 pages, 6.4 x 9.5, cloth, 2012 ISBN 978-0-19-966095-7 Copublished with Oxford University Press For order information, visit

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Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation toward a seamless Asia.
520 pages, 6.3 x 9.3, cloth, 2012 ISBN 978-1-78100-312-1 Copublished with Edward Elgar Publishing For order information, visit

Low-Carbon Green Growth in Asia Policies and Practices Asia is at a crossroads. Its current resource and emission-intensive growth pattern is not sustainable, with further gains in human well-being constrained by our environmental carrying capacity. Low-carbon green growth is an imperativenot an optionfor developing Asia. This book contributes to our understanding of what must be done to advance low-carbon green growth in Asia by providing a thorough assessment of policies and practices while identifying gaps and new opportunities for growth.
262 pages, 7.5 x 9.3, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-4-89974-037-3 Copublished with ADB For more information, visit

Managing Migration to Support Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Since 2011, ADBI and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have held an annual Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia. This report builds on these roundtables and aims to identify innovative models for managing new and emerging forms of labor migration. These data should help readers to understand the impact and role of international migration in Asia.
56 pages, 8.3 x 11.5, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-4-89974-036-1 Copublished with OECD For more information, visit

New Paradigms for Financial Regulation Emerging Market Perspectives This volume provides an overview of the global regulatory landscape from the perspective of Asian emerging markets and discusses the challenges ahead in developing sound and flexible financial regulatory systems. The challenges are heightened by the rising integration of these economies into global trade and finance, the growing sophistication of their financial systems as globalization and emergence processes accelerate, and their potential vulnerability to instability arising from the financial markets in the advanced economies.
300 pages, 6.5 x 9, paper, 2013 ISBN 978-0-8157-2264-9 Copublished with Brookings Institution Press For order information, visit

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