Discussion Papers

Discussion Paper: # 218

Asia-Africa Cooperation in Human Resource Development

by Santosh Mehrotra

Abstract: Sub Saharan Africa is gifted with a young population underthe age of 25 years; they are two-thirds of its population.

Discussion Paper: # 217

Trade Facilitation in Asia Africa Growth Corridor: Potential for India-Japan Cooperation in Africa

by S.K. Mohanty, Priyadarshi Dash, Vaibhav Kaushik and Bhaskar Kashyap

Abstract: Trade facilitation infrastructure and systems in many countries of Asia and Africa are still far from global benchmarks.

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.