Human Capital and Gender Inequality in Middle-Income Countries Schooling, Learning and Socioemotional Skills in the Labour Market
Household Demand for Consumer Goods in Developing Countries A Comparative Perspective with Developed Countries
State Building and Social Policies in Developing Countries The Political Economy of Development
By Moazzem Hossain, Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Mazharul M Islam
January 27, 2023
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced by United Nations (UN) for all member nations with a total of 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved between 2016 and 2030. The recent pandemic has presented more challenges to achieving the UN’s SDGs. This book examines Bangladesh’s ...
By Trudy Owens, Ronelle Burger
January 01, 2023
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), popularly known as charities, are acknowledged to be pivotal to poverty alleviation, especially in African countries where government capacity and revenues are often limited. Despite their prominent role in poverty alleviation, little is known about how these ...
By Biswa Swarup Misra
December 30, 2022
Notwithstanding the improved growth performance of India, development disparity across its states has widened in the first two decades of the 21st Century. This book examines development drivers of Indian states and what the necessary course corrections could be to achieve balanced regional growth....
By Peter Blunt
December 05, 2022
The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and of extreme climate events have brought into sharp relief the serious deficiencies of our political economies. The dominant global ideology of neoliberalism and its architects and beneficiaries are responsible for this. Bilateral ...
By Elizabeth M. King, Dileni Gunewardena
November 25, 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 ...
By Eliyathamby A. Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan, Maneka Jayasinghe
November 04, 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 ...
By Ogochukwu Monye
October 20, 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...
By Bhajan Grewal, Nella Hendriyetty, Iskandar Abdullaev, Chul Ju Kim, Naoyuki Yoshino, Eisa Khan Ayoob Ayoobi
October 10, 2022
Investment in infrastructure is essential for promoting economic growth, and while countries in Asia have enjoyed higher rates of gross domestic product growth in recent years, the region remains severely deficient in the scale and quality of sustainable infrastructure. Moreover, population growth ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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...