Economics & Social Science
The role of central banks in maintaining financial stability became very critical and urgent in the recent and ongoing financial crisis. Most major central banks provided support to the banking system using traditional and other extraordinary tools to infuse liquidity and confidence.
Most central banks have followed a minimalist approach in dealing with asset bubbles. The common belief among central bankers is that it is best to leave asset bubbles alone and act only if they affect inflation targets.
This paper examines how the growth of services output, trade and investment have affected service sector employment in South Asia and the extent to which countries in this region are pro-actively undertaking skill development, training, and human resource management policies that are targeted at the service sector.
This paper examines the nature of migration flows within Asia. The objective is to understand how these flows have been addressed through intergovernmental MoUs, bilateral labour agreements, and regional or bilateral agreements that cover labour mobility issues.
This project examined trends and characteristics of the service sector in the countries of South Asia, focusing on the following:
(a) Significance of services to the economies of this region;
(b) Liberalization experience in the service sector for countries in this region;
This study examines the prospects for and challenges to telemedicine and medical value travel-based trade in health services between India and the UK. It is based on primary and secondary evidence on the subject.
This paper was written under a larger project funded by Swiss National Science Foundation, which consisted of cross-country studies of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) involving services in different regions of the world.
The broad objectives of the study are:
1. To assess the water supply service level in Hubli, Dharwad and Tumkur
2. To compare with benchmarks and identifying areas of improvement
Following are the objectives:
1. Design sustainable common service centres at gram panchayat level in rural areas
2. Action research to show the sustainability of the design
This study has been done for the World Bank. It examines Bangladesh's potential for exporting services to the rest of the world and the policies required to tap these opportunities and overcome associated constraints in the domestic and external markets.