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24 Mar 2016
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Financial inclusion strategy has emerged as an effective tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In
recognizing the need to mainstream financial inclusion strategies in the Asia and the Pacific, this paper provides a regional
overview of the current trends and patterns of financial inclusion in the Asia‐Pacific region, with a special focus on LDCs, LLDCs,
SIDs. It emphasizes that consumer protection, financial literacy and governance frameworks are crucial factors for advancing

 
24 Mar 2016
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The developing world needs USD 1 to 1.5 trillion per year in finance for infrastructure development expenditures to reach the
sustainable development goals by 2030. Given this challenge, this paper looks at the question of what is the role of institutional
investors in financing development in Asia and the Pacific? The short answer is “currently small, but potentially significant”. This
paper identifies a number of impediments to the growth of institutional investments in development projects and the corresponding

 
24 Mar 2016
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The infrastructure financing needs for the developing Asia-Pacific region are estimated to be in the range of USD 700 billion to USD 800 billion per year over the next decade. With many Asian governments struggling with high levels of government debt as well as large fiscal deficits, their capacity to finance such large annual infrastructure spending is being severely stretched. Private capital flows will need to play an important role in filling the infrastructure financing gap. However private capital investment flows into infrastructure have been constrained by considerable hurdles.

 
24 Mar 2016
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It has long been argued that capital market improvement is a necessary and sufficient condition for fostering economic
development. To achieve better living standards, the expected roles of the financial market include: increasing supply of capital,
providing better use of (financial) resources and improving allocation of funds available. The ASEAN region is diverse in terms of
economic development and the ways to narrow development gaps, particularly financial development gaps, has been among

 
24 Mar 2016
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The role of the local corporate bond market is very important in obtaining stable long-term fund for private sector. Many countries
in Asia and the Pacific still heavily rely on banking sector to meet with the demand for funding from company side. However, as
highlighted from previous crises, heavy dependence on bank loans is likely to undermine an economy’s steady growth because
the risk in the economy concentrates on banking sector. An economy with balanced funding sources, including banks and capital

 
24 Mar 2016
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This is the presentation delivered at the Capacity Building Workshop on Public-private Partnerships (PPP): “Training-of-Trainer” held in Bangkok from 21 to 25 March 2016.

 
24 Mar 2016
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Taxes, and more generally the public revenue system, have provided the fiscal backbone for the remarkable development of
Asia and the Pacific over the past few decades. However, growing public spending requirements for infrastructure, social and
environmental investment for implementation of the SDGs, and the region’s unprecedented urbanization, call for strengthening
fiscal positions. Additionally, globalization and cross-border business activities have created new challenges for national tax

 
24 Mar 2016
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Participation form of the Second Technical Working Session on Child Deprivation Profiling, Bangkok, 27-29 April 2016.

 
24 Mar 2016
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Information note for participants of the Second Technical Working Session on Child Deprivation Profiling, Bangkok, 27-29 April 2016.

 
1 Apr 2016
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