2018 Development Effectiveness Review
This report looks at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) performance in achieving the goals set out in ADB’s Strategy 2020. In its South Asia operations, ADB supported the linking of countries through transport connectivity. ADB has committed $180 million to rehabilitate the Kanchanpur–Kamala section of the East–West Highway in Nepal to promote safety and transport connectivity. It is also committed to a $150 million project through the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program to upgrade a section of the Asian Highway connecting Manipur, India, to Myanmar and construct an international bridge between India and Nepal.
Author: Asian Development Bank
Tags: ADB, India, Jobs, Myanmar, Nepal, SASEC, Transport, Road
Impact Evaluation of Transport Interventions: A Review of the Evidence
Development of transport is integral to the development of economic corridors, regional economic integration, and trade. This publication reviews the impact of 91 transport interventions in developing countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal. It summarizes the project outcomes, identifies evidence gaps, and presents proposals for future directions.
Author: David A. Raitzer, Nina Blöndal, and Jasmin Sibal
Tags: Bangladesh, Regional Connectivity, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Rail, Road, Transport
Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019
This report provides renewable energy statistics for 2009–2018. It includes figures on total renewable energy capacity installed and connected by energy source (hydropower, wind energy, solar energy, etc.). It gives figures for capacity per region and per country, including those for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Author: International Renewable Energy Agency
Tags: Renewable Energy, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal
Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia
South Asia’s economy has grown while significantly reducing poverty. Yet concerns persist regarding growing joblessness and poor job quality. This report shows how increasing exports per worker could result in higher wages for skilled workers, while less-skilled and rural workers could benefit from new jobs. To spread benefits from higher exports, policies are needed to raise skills and get women and youth into better jobs.
Author: Erhan Artuc, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, and Daniel Samaan
Tags: South Asia, Jobs, Trade