ADB Southeast Asia Working Paper Series

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed economic, sector, and policy work undertaken by ADB staff, consultants, or resource persons in the context of the operational work of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department. The series deals with economic and development issues in Southeast Asia and aims to enhance knowledge of the region’s development and policy challenges, strengthen subregional and country operations, and contribute to policy dialogue at the national and regional levels. The ADB Southeast Asia Working Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or as chapters in books. Maintained by the Southeast Asia Department, the purpose of the series is to disseminate the findings of works in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas. The emphasis is on getting findings out quickly even if the presentation of the work is less than fully polished.


  • Increasing Benefits Through Economic Corridor Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 

    Frielink, Barend; Bando, Shunsuke (Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-30)
    Special economic zones play an important role in the development of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which is home to 328 million people. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) shares borders with the other five GMS countries. However, it is ...
  • Regional Balanced Urbanization for Inclusive Cities Development: Urban–Rural Poverty Linkages in Secondary Cities Development in Southeast Asia 

    Singru, Ramola Naik (Asian Development Bank, 2015-06-29)
    The impact of urbanization on growth and equality, and on urban and rural poverty are well-documented but do not discuss alternative models of urbanization. While the relationship between urbanization and growth (and poverty reduction in general) is ...
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories for Urban Operations in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Opportunities 

    Kamal, Sameer A.; Sandhu, Sonia Chand (Asian Development Bank, 2015-05-29)
    This paper discusses the challenges, opportunities, and basic steps associated with estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for projects in the urban sector, and documenting these as part of GHG inventories for cities. Documenting GHG emissions ...
  • Paper-Free Trade for Smallholder Farmers: A Pilot Study of a Coffee Association in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 

    Setboonsarng, Sununtar; May, Chris (Asian Development Bank, 2015-03-03)
    This paper describes a pilot study on paper-free trade in coffee exported to Europe by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, using a cloud-based software as a service. The time and money savings obtained by the coffee producer organization in document ...

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