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.


  • The Trade Finance Program and Its Role in Lifting Impediments to Trade 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-08-15)
    Data from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) show that all the multilateral development banks increased their lending limits and resources in 2015 while the Trade Finance Program (TFP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to extend ...
  • Policy Briefs for Sustainable Development in Pakistan 

    Institute, Sustainable Development Policy (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-07-27)
    Policy briefs containing succinct critique of issues and sound advice to the government and civil society on a range of issues pertaining to sustainable development have been a key feature of SDPI’s contribution to policy debate and development. The ...
  • Getting Punjab Agriculture Back on High Growth Path: Sources, Drivers and Policy Lessons 

    Gulati, Ashok; Roy, Ranjana; Hussain, Siraj (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2017-07-01)
    Our study reveals that Punjab seems to have become a victim of its own success. After Independence, India had to often rely on food grain imports whenever the monsoons were below normal. The situation became acute when India faced back to back drought ...
  • Evaluation of Recent Development of the AIIB: The 2nd Annual Meeting of the AIIB Held in Korea and its Implications 

    Hyuntai, Lee; Junyoung, Kim; Yunmi, Oh (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2017-06-30)
    On June 16-18, 2017, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) held its 2nd Annual Meeting in Jeju Island, Korea under the theme of “Sustainable Infrastructure.” Representatives of the Korean government, including President Moon Jae-in of the ...

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