Discussion Papers

Abstract: Ensuring Women’s their participation in the economy requires access to skills, technology and finance.

Discussion Paper: # 215

Health Sector Cooperation in Asia Africa Growth Corridor

by Harpreet Sandhu

Abstract: Asia and Africa being home to one-third of human population face the daunting challenge of meeting the demand for healthcare services, disease prevention and management. The burden of provision of healthcare

Abstract: Africa has witnessed significant economic growth in recent years but its growth process is impaired by lack of skills and emigration of skilled workforce to other regions of the world.

Abstract: India’s development partnership in Africa has acquired new momentum in the recent years.

Discussion Paper: # 212

Monetary Policy: Its Changing Objectives, Instruments and Results

by Manmohan Agarwal and Irfan Shah

Abstract: This paper seeks to examine how the objectives of monetary policy have changed over the years from one of supporting public investment to one of inflation control and still later to inflation targeting.

Abstract: This study attempts to examine how access to finance and financial development affects firm’s ability to export in Asia–Pacific countries.

Abstract: Trade facilitation has been focused on addressing issues related to customs clearance and regulatory processes of other agencies dealing with clearance of goods.

Abstract: RCEP member countries cover half the world population, 30 per cent of world GDP and a quarter of world trade.

Abstract: This paper presents new evidence on pre-mature deindustrialization being witnessed by India in terms of rising share of imports in final consumption.

Discussion Paper: # 207

Trade in High Technology Products Trends and Policy Imperatives for BRICS

by Sachin Chaturvedi, Sabyasachi Saha and Prativa Shaw

Abstract: This paper examines the emerging strength of BRICS in hightechnology trade. We reviewed trends in high-technology trade primarily in BICS (excluding Russia).