5. Briefs

Briefs are concise narratives of topical issues intended to inform, stimulate, debate, make a decision or action, spark change, persuade policy makers, or generate a quick response to an issue. Briefs are short-format (2–16 pages) summaries to inform about developments, thematic and sector research, economic reports, or policy and strategy issues. Designed to be quick-disseminating, briefs can be short position papers or strategic knowledge products that are text-driven and light on images.


  • Smog: A transboundary issue and its implications in India and Pakistan 

    Shabbir, Maryam; Junaid, Asma; Zahid, Junaid (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2019-01-30)
    Before 1986 farmers of North western Indian Punjab and eastern Pakistan use to harvest and plough fields manually. After crop harvesting, usual practice was to leave crop residues for 4-6 weeks to enhance nutrients for the next crop. With the rise of ...
  • International Comparison and Trade Effects of Digital Innovation 

    Choi, Nakgyoon; Lee, Kyu Yub; Kim, Hyuk-Hwang (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2019-01-18)
    The fourth industrial revolution is the ongoing industrial revolution driven by intelligent information technology. The digital innovations related to artificial intelligence, big data analysis, cloud computing, and the internet of things are driving ...
  • Regional Development in Tunisia: The Consequences of Multiple Marginalization 

    Sadiki, Larbi (Brookings India, 2019-01-15)
    This paper attempts to bring back the concept of regional development into the debate on marginalization, with special reference to Tunisia. The ensuing discussion has three aims. Firstly, the paper seeks to critically assess how the brand of development ...
  • India and ADB: Three Decades of Enduring Partnership 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    This publication examines how operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have improved the lives of people in India. It also looks at the challenges that ADB and India face in pursuing agreed development goals. The ADB Results Framework indicators ...

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