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ADB-OECD Study on Enhancing Financial Accessibility for SMEs

SMEs comprise the overwhelming majority of firms in almost all countries, and contribute to at least two thirds of total employment. New firms in any year account for around 5 per cent of all jobs in that year. As well as creating jobs, SMEs and entrepreneurs drive economic growth through their contribution to innovation and …
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Jobs and Skills in the 21st Century

Towers Watson and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently released a knowledge paper describing these challenges under the title “Jobs and Skills in the Twenty-First Century.” Over the next two decades, Asia is expected to add 494 million people to its workforce — nearly 54% of the growth projected for the entire global workforce — …
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Africa Competitiveness Report 2013

World Economic Forum, has just published “The Africa Competitiveness Report”. The study highlights areas requiring policy action and investment to ensure Africa lays the foundation for inclusive and sustained growth. Under the theme “Connecting Africa’s Markets in a Sustainable Way”, the report explores how Africa can connect its markets and communities through increased regional integration …
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Asian Development Outlook 2012 Update

The ADB has just published the “Asian Development Outlook 2012 Update”. According to this Update’s findings, dimming global growth prospects and soft domestic demand in the region’s two largest economies are slowing the pace of developing Asia’s expansion. Growth is now expected to slide from 7.2% in 2011 to 6.1% in 2012, with a bounce …
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Asian Development Outlook 2012

The Asian Development Bank has just published the “Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia”. The report shows that inequality is on the rise across the region – casting a shadow overAsia’s ongoing economic success. The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past year and offers …
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Latest Asia Economic Monitor 2011

The Asian Development Bank has just published the July edition of the Asia Economic Monitor. After a strong rebound in 2010, economic growth in emergingEast Asia is expected to moderate in 2011 and 2012 as authorities continue to battle rising inflation. The report forecasts aggregate GDP growth for emergingEast Asia economies of 7.9% in 2011 …
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The Africa Competitiveness Report 2011

The African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum have jointly launched a new report, “The Africa Competitiveness report 2011”. It is released ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place from May 4-6 in Cape Town, South Africa. The study presents an integrated vision of the policy challenges African …
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Women and Labour Markets in Asia

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have published the report, “Women and Labour Markets in Asia: Rebalancing for Gender Equality”. The report finds that despite helping to lead the global economy through the global recession, most Asian countries are still yet to see a real recovery in their labor market. …
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Asian Development Outlook 2011

The Asian Development Bank has just launched its annual economic publication, the “Asian Development Outlook 2011”. The report predicts that developing Asia will continue to expand solidly over the next two years, even as inflation, geopolitical uncertainties and the need to develop new sources of growth present looming challenges to policy makers. The ADO 2011 …
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Leveraging Migration for Africa

The African Development Bank and the World Bank have just published the report, “Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments.” Two-thirds of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa go to other countries in the region, while more than 90 percent of migrants from North Africa have moved outside the African continent. The top destinations for African …
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