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The Rise of Domestic Capital Markets for Corporate Financing

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
17. May 2019

During the past decades, firms from emerging economies have significantly increased the amount of financing obtained in capital markets. Whereas the literature argues that international markets have been an important contributor to this process, the role of domestic markets is mostly unknown. By examining the case of East Asia, this paper shows that domestic markets have been a key driver of the observed trends in capital market financing since the early 2000s. As domestic markets developed, more and smaller firms…

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Leveraging the Digital Transformation for Development: A Global South Strategy for the Data-driven Economy

Center for International Governance Innovation  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
13. May 2019

The digital transformation — the adoption of online business models and the general shift of economic and social activity online — is changing the way that businesses operate, the way economies function and the way that societies interact.1 The exploitation of data enables new industrial models (“Industry 4.0”) and, more broadly, underpins the emergence of a new kind of economy — the data-driven economy — based on the specific characteristics of the essential capital of this age: data. Center for…

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Melaka Sustainability Outlook Diagnostic : Supporting Report 6 – Demonstrating Fiscal Sustainability Supporting Report 6 – Demonstrating Fiscal Sustainability

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
13. May 2019

Capital investment is essential for achieving sustainable cities. As pointed out by other analyses in this sustainability outlook diagnostic, Melaka State’s long-term sustainability can be improved through well-planned investments in various projects, such as the development of ports and rail connections, a robust public transportation network, and adequate flood prevention. All of these projects will require capital. Although financing provided by Malaysia’s federal government is important, Melaka State’s ability to shape its own investment priorities and accelerate the fiscal improvement…

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How Effective Is India’s Government, Compared with Those in Other Emerging Markets?

Harvard Business Review  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
13. May 2019

To adapt the framework to the analysis of India’s policy performance, we retained the D5 as a global standard and we also created a new benchmark using a comparable peer group comprising five emerging market countries: India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Mexico, and Poland. This geographically-diverse group offers different stages of economic development and represent democracies that are either amid or just out of an elections cycle. All five countries are also emerging in terms of their digital economies; they are…

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World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs

International Labor Organization  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
13. May 2019

The long-term goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement is to keep the increase in global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The Agreement aims to help countries meet this target and strengthen societies’ capacities to address the wide-ranging impacts of climate change. The employment estimates in this report suggest that the net effect on job numbers will be positive. The transition to a green economy will inevitably cause job losses in certain sectors as carbon- and resource-intensive…

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Integrated Approaches To Sustainable Infrastructure

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
3. May 2019

Infrastructure is central to development. It underpins the functioning of economies and delivers the services that are essential to human health and well-being. Indeed, complex and diverse forms of infrastructure – such as systems for energy, transport, buildings, food, water and sanitation, waste management, industrial facilities and telecommunications – make up the basic physical and organizational structures that are needed to support development at the global level. This also includes natural infrastructure – such as ecosystems and landscapes – as…

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Building Digital Competencies to Benefit from Frontier Technologies

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Digital Economy
3. May 2019

Digital technologies are already producing an impact on many areas of social and economic life, including employment opportunities. The deployment of existing and emerging technologies offers potential to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly in areas such as health, education, agriculture, new enterprise development, gender equality and environmental sustainability. However, rapid technological change also creates concerns and challenges, since new technologies can also increase inequalities. Building digital competencies can help countries maximize technologies in societies.…

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Responding to climate change in contexts of urban poverty and informality

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
3. May 2019

Our understanding of climate change impacts and vulnerability in urban centres has grown rapidly in recent years, as has the number of cities developing and implementing plans to respond to the challenges of climate change. More recently, there has been an increase in attention paid to the particular issues associated with informal settlements and climate change. This is essential because of the rapid expansion of low-income neighbourhoods in cities throughout the global South, and because many of these settlements are…

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