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.


  • India and Vietnam: A "Strategic Partnership" in the Making 

    Pant, Harsh V. (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-04-15)
    This report delineates recent trends in India’s relations with Vietnam with a focus on key factors driving this bilateral engagement. It argues that, spurred by underlying structural changes and strong commitment of political leadership in the two ...
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy and Cooperation in China, India and Singapore 

    Cho, Choongiae; Song, Youngchul (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-04-03)
    Selected as the theme of the 2016 Davos Forum, the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) has continued to progress at an increasing pace, with higher global interest and active response on the part of governments and corporations. The 4th IR implies ...
  • Development Effectiveness Brief: Nepal, Supporting Inclusive and Accelerated Growth 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-03-30)
    Poverty in Nepal is largely a rural phenomenon, which is closely associated with limited access to finance. Only 34% of Nepal’s total population had access to formal financial services in 2014. Nepal was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank ...
  • Strategy towards Bangladesh’s Sustainable LDC Graduation 

    Rahman, Musta zur; Bari, Estiaque (Centre for Policy Dialogue, 2018-03-27)
    Bangladesh’s graduation prospects di er from those of the earlier graduates and the current candidate LDCs. This is revealed by relevant indicators concerning the 20 countries ( five LDC graduates and 15 candidate LDCs which are expected to graduate ...

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