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.


  • 15 Fairer Ways to Share Land for Better Infrastructure and Urban Renewal 

    Stillman, Grant B. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-07-30)
    Meeting developing Asia and the Pacific’s demand for quality infrastructure and renewed urban environments that can support inclusive post-pandemic growth will require the steady but equitable acquisition of land that is usually owned or inhabited by ...
  • Impacts of Sanitation on Child Mortality and School Enrollment: A Country-Level Analysis 

    Revilla, Ma. Laarni D.; Ram, KE Seetha (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-07-30)
    This study contributes to the limited empirical literature on sanitation by estimating the causal effect of sanitation on development outcomes using country-level data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and ...
  • Tackling Covid-19 Public Health and Socioeconomic Strategies 

    Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2021-07-30)
    The present policy brief is based on desk research and discussions during the second webinar in this series on "Tackling Covid-19 - Public health and socioeconomic strategies", held on July 2, 2021. Following welcome remarks by Dr Alok Sheel, RBI Chair ...
  • Economic Policies to take Advantage of the Vigorous Private Dynamism in AMS and India during the COVID-19 Crisis 

    Oikawa, Keita; Todo, Yasuyuki; Ambashi, Masahito; Kimura, Fukunari; Urata, Shujiro (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2021-07-30)
    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented difficulties for the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) and India. It has provided three types of shocks – negative supply shocks, ...

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