By Rina Oktaviani and Tony Irawan
This policy brief reviews the role of decentralization as a possible approach to foster a good trade and investment environment. The policy brief focuses on Indonesia's decentralization experience and draws implications from it.
By Jeevika Weerahewa and Karthiyayini Rajmohan
This policy brief describes the South Asian rice market and comments on the policies implemented in response to the 2008 increase in rice prices, in order to provide suggestions for appropriate rice policy reforms in South Asia.
This is the list of meeting participants for the Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management System in South-East and East Asia, and the Pacific, held on 20 to 22 February 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
By Sasidaran Gopalan and Ramkishen S. Rajan
This policy brief discusses the relative magnitudes of the various sources of external finance to developing countries on the whole, with a specific focus on remittances to South Asian countries. The policy brief also attempts to shed some light on the degree of stability of such financing sources for development.
By Simon J. Evenett
This policy brief describes a possible trade policy agenda for the G-20 in 2010. However, before doing so it will be helpful to describe the G-20’s approach to trade policy cooperation and its record in 2009.