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Have policy initiatives in emerging Asian economies improved firms' access to external finance?

Since the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, policymakers in Asia have initiated a series of reforms aimed at developing and strengthening the regional financial markets. This column provides new evidenc...

Distance and institutional deliveries in rural India

India has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the world. A major cause is that a significant proportion of women continue to deliver babies at home without the presence of a skilled attendant. Thi...