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.


  • To Enhance E-Commerce Enabling Connectivity in Asia 

    Kimura, Fukunari; Chen, Lurong (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-10-30)
    Cross-border e-commerce has been a major development trend of international trade and globalization. In the next 5-10 years, the top three fastest growing markets in the world–India, Indonesia, and Malaysia–will all come from Asia. Connectivity is the ...
  • E-Commerce as Asia’s New Growth Engine 

    Kimura, Fukunari; Chen, Lurong (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-10-30)
    The development of cross-border electronic commerce (e-commerce) is changing the world’s economic landscape. To better grasp the opportunities of this global trend of growth, Asian countries will still need to make progress in areas such as connectivity, ...
  • Food Security in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific Countries: Prospects of Fisheries Development Strategies 

    Norojono, Olly; Robertson, Deborah (Asian Development Bank, 2017-10-30)
    The health and livelihoods of rural communities, especially coastal communities that rely on fishing for subsistence and income, face serious risks. The ongoing degradation of coastal ecosystems, overharvesting of valuable species, and climate change ...
  • Determinants of Korea’s Imports and its Effects on Distribution of Firms 

    Gui, Kim Young; Hyeri, Park; Hyeyoon, Keum; Seoungrae, Lee (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2017-10-10)
    In this paper, we analyze determinants of Ko-rea’s imports in the context of the interaction between exports and foreign investments, and investigate the effects of imports on firms’ exit and productivity, in order to understand Ko-rea’s import structure ...

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