Publications List

Comprehensive listing of books, reports, and research on regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in South Asia and relevant global RCI publications, including publications on transport, trade facilitation, energy, and economic corridors in the SASEC region.

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Transport Corridors and their Wider Economic Benefits: A Critical Review of the Literature

This paper reviews literature estimating the impact of large transport investments. It reviews 78 studies, 11 of which centers on infrastructure projects in India. The paper looks at the economic benefits of transport infrastructure projects to better understand how corridors could generate wider economic benefits, with a focus on roads, rails, and waterways. The review assesses the impact of transport corridor projects on economic welfare and equity, environmental quality, and social inclusion, and suggests a need for policies and institutions that address trade-offs.

Author: Mark Roberts, Martin Melecky, Theophile Bougna, and Yan Sarah Xu

Year: 2018

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Tags: Economic Corridor Development, India, Infrastructure, Investment, Railway, Roads, Transport, WB

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Asian Development Bank and India: Fact Sheet

Since ADB began operations in India in 1986, it has committed 209 sovereign loans of $35.9 billion. ADB’s country partnership strategy, 2018–2022 for India supports efforts to accelerate inclusive economic growth. It focuses on boosting economic competitiveness and creating jobs, building inclusive infrastructure and services in low-income states, and addressing challenges related to climate change. ADB also fosters regional cooperation as part of its operations in India.

Author: Asian Development Bank

Year: 2018

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Tags: ADB, India, Infrastructure, Jobs, Regional Cooperation

Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

Since 1982, ADB has supported Bhutan through loans of $495.67 million, grants of $209.96 million, and technical assistance of $52.75 million for Bhutan, mainly for programs in energy, transport, finance, and urban development. ADB continues to support trade facilitation and helps improve Bhutan’s cross-border connectivity and infrastructure in regional growth centers, health systems, education and skills development, and agriculture to make growth more inclusive.

Author: Asian Development Bank

Year: 2018

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Tags: ADB, Bhutan, Energy, Infrastructure, Transport

Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

Since 1973, ADB has approved $20.4 billion for 279 loans to Bangladesh, as well as $258.4 million for 432 technical assistance projects and $787.1 million for 35 grants. ADB supports projects that enhance regional connectivity and foster development of economic corridors. ADB helps develop road and rail networks and seaports in Bangladesh and works to develop renewable energy plants and encourage grid interconnection.

Author: Asian Development Bank

Year: 2018

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Tags: ADB, Bangladesh, Economic Corridor Development, Renewable Energy, Gender, Sustainable Development Goals, Transport

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs

Developing Asia is forecast to expand by 6.0% in 2018 and 5.9% in 2019. Growth in South Asia is expected to be revived after a two-year slowdown. India is expected to bounce back to 7.3% in 2018 and 7.6% in 2019 owing to the effects of tax and banking reforms and corporate deleveraging. Growth will be strong in the rest of South Asia, with a forecast of 7.0% in 2018 and 7.2% in 2019, but expansion will be affected in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka following a need to carry out revenue-enhancing fiscal reform and to strengthen economic policy. Inflation forecast in South Asia is 4.7% in 2018 and raised to 5.1% in 2019.

Author: Asian Development Bank

Year: 2018

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Tags: ADB, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Employment, Jobs, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Technology

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018

This publication provides statistics on renewable power generation capacity for the last decade. It gives figures for global capacity, capacity per region, and capacity per country, including those for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Figures include those for total energy generation capacity, total renewable capacity, and capacity by energy source (hydropower, wind energy, solar energy, etc.).

Author: International Renewable Energy Agency

Year: 2018

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Tags: Hydropower, Renewable Energy, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka

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