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25 Mar 2016
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This study provides an assessment of the factors that make Venture Capital (VC) a form of financial intermediation able
to contribute to fostering innovation and economic growth, with particular reference to Asia and the Pacific. It reviews the
economics of VC, focusing more on the aspects that are relevant for policy. It also discusses what conditions are conducive to
innovation and growth, and examines recent evidence on public policy for venture capital. The paper concludes by examining

 
25 Mar 2016
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Development of urban infrastructure is vital for the economic growth of a country where urbanization is growing at a higher rate
and concentrating in large cities. Given the current rate of growth of infrastructure, the deficit in infrastructure in India is not only
large but growing. This paper discusses the status and required estimates for infrastructure in India, and the innovative financing
vehicles that could be utilized to address the financing gap. The paper emphasizes encouraging Public-Private Partnerships and

 
25 Mar 2016
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This paper introduces the ways in which urban infrastructure investment has been financed in China. It explains the main source
of urban infrastructure financing in China’s development since the 1980s and the rationale behind such development and its
evolution; highlights the policy actions, fiscal reforms in particular, taken by the Chinese government at both central and local
levels to meet the infrastructure investment needs at different development stages since the 1980s and explains the policy thinking

 
25 Mar 2016
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Over the past decade, Australia has attempted to reform its taxation policies on a number of occasions. The outcomes of
these reforms can provide some guidance for other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This paper briefly considers four areas
of tax reform undertaken in Australia: attempts by business to increase consumption taxes and reduce company income tax;
taxing resource rents; improving the equity of tax expenditures; and linking tax reform to expenditure pressures. The Australian

 
23 Mar 2016
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23 Mar 2016
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Posters for the Commemoration of the World Water Day 2016 held on 23 March 2016, United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok

 
24 Mar 2016
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Concept Note - Session 6
First High-Level Follow-up Dialogue on Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific
30-31 March 2016

 
24 Mar 2016
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Concept Note - Session 5
First High-Level Follow-up Dialogue on Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific
30-31 March 2016

 
24 Mar 2016
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Concept Note - Session 4
First High-Level Follow-up Dialogue on Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific
30-31 March 2016

 
24 Mar 2016
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Concept Note - Session 3
First High-Level Follow-up Dialogue on Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific
30-31 March 2016

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