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Household Demand for Consumer Goods in Developing Countries A Comparative Perspective with Developed Countries

Household Demand for Consumer Goods in Developing Countries: A Comparative Perspective with Developed Countries

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By Eliyathamby A. Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan, Maneka Jayasinghe
October 30, 2022

This book analyses the household demand for consumer goods using a diverse database, consisting of 45 developed and developing countries. Household consumption patterns have undergone dramatic changes due to rapid economic growth, increasing household income and changing demographics. Using the ...

Digital Financial Inclusion and Regulation

Digital Financial Inclusion and Regulation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ogochukwu Monye
October 17, 2022

This book explores the various considerations for achieving an effective regulatory strategy to improve financial access and usage in Nigeria and beyond. Gaps in the legal and institutional framework for digital financial services (DFS) as well as the barriers that contribute to financial exclusion...

Human Capital and Gender Inequality in Middle-Income Countries Schooling, Learning and Socioemotional Skills in the Labour Market

Human Capital and Gender Inequality in Middle-Income Countries: Schooling, Learning and Socioemotional Skills in the Labour Market

1st Edition

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By Elizabeth M. King, Dileni Gunewardena
September 28, 2022

The role of cognitive and socioemotional skills alongside education in determining people’s success in the labour market has been the topic of a growing body of research—but previous studies have mostly missed middle-income countries and the developing world because measures of those skills and ...

State Building and Social Policies in Developing Countries The Political Economy of Development

State Building and Social Policies in Developing Countries: The Political Economy of Development

1st Edition

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By Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir
July 15, 2022

This book moves away from the orthodox neoliberal paradigm to suggest a new framework linking social policy with citizenship and transformation. The interjection of nation-building, public society and public provisioning to the study of education, healthcare and employment caters to the needs of ...

Taxation in the Digital Economy New Models in Asia and the Pacific

Taxation in the Digital Economy: New Models in Asia and the Pacific

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Edited By Nella Hendriyetty, Chris Evans, Chul Ju Kim, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
July 11, 2022

A robust and efficient tax administration in a modern tax system requires effective tax policies and legislation. Policy frameworks should cover all aspects of tax administration and include the essential processes of capturing, processing, analyzing, and responding to information provided by ...

Digitalization and Economic Development Insights from Developing Countries

Digitalization and Economic Development: Insights from Developing Countries

1st Edition

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Edited By Mohamed Sami Ben Ali
June 10, 2022

This book analyses the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on economic development. It contains theoretical and empirical studies, including panel studies on various issues facing developing countries, such as education, corruption, economic growth, government expenditure, ...

Developmental State of Africa in Practice Looking East with Focus on South Korea

Developmental State of Africa in Practice: Looking East with Focus on South Korea

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Edited By Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa
May 30, 2022

This book is the product of research undertaken at the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the lessons that the continent of Africa can draw from the role of the state in Asia’s rapid economic development in the last 50 years. The book applies a cross-national comparative framework to analyse Africa...

Economic Liberalisation in Latin America

Economic Liberalisation in Latin America

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By Gerardo Angeles-Castro
May 30, 2022

This book explores the process of economic liberalisation in Latin America and revises the transition from the import substitution industrialisation model to market-oriented reforms. It explains the theoretical foundations of the neoliberal paradigm and the implications of the policies that were ...

Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa

Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa

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Edited By Maty Konte, Linguère Mously Mbaye
May 30, 2022

This book provides a strong multidisciplinary examination of the links between migration, remittances and sustainable development in Africa. It makes evidence-based policy recommendations on migration to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The key themes examined are migration and ...

A Quantitative Analysis of Regional Well-Being Identity and Gender in India, South Africa, the USA and the UK

A Quantitative Analysis of Regional Well-Being: Identity and Gender in India, South Africa, the USA and the UK

1st Edition

By Vani Kant Borooah
May 06, 2022

Using data from the World Values Survey, this book sheds light on the link between happiness and the social group to which one belongs. The work is based on a rigorous statistical analysis of differences in the probability of happiness and life satisfaction between the predominant social group and ...

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia

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Edited By Phoumin Han, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Fukunari Kimura
May 06, 2022

The rapid and sustained economic growth of the past two decades has led to marked increases in energy demand in the region and developing Asia will continue to lead the energy demand growth. The increase in energy demand threatens energy security and efforts to curb carbon dioxide emissions, ...

The Political Economy of Universal Healthcare in Africa Evidence from Ghana

The Political Economy of Universal Healthcare in Africa: Evidence from Ghana

1st Edition

By Philip C. Aka, Hassan Wahab, Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
April 28, 2022

The global rise in pandemics, most recently COVID-19, and other health challenges, some of which are due to climate change, have imposed significant challenges on the healthcare systems in economies around the world. Thus, this book deals with an issue that is very timely and relevant, not just in ...

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