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.


  • Portable Screening Devices for Medicine Quality: Putting Power into the Hands of Regulators in Low-Resource Settings 

    Roth, Susann; Ball, Douglas; Khetrapal, Sonalini (Asian Development Bank, 2018-10-15)
    Across Asia and the Pacific, countries are striving to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)—equitable access to quality medical care without undue financial hardship—in order to meet their population’s right to health. The quality medical care ...
  • Measuring, Monitoring, and Operational Quality of Growth - Implications for the People's Republic of China 

    Jha, Shikha (Asian Development Bank, 2018-10-15)
    The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has experienced strong and robust economic performance over the past few decades (Asian Development Bank [ADB] 2016). Between 1980 and 2016, its annual growth averaged 9.7% for gross domestic product (GDP) and 8.6% ...
  • Building Complementarity and Resilience in ASEAN amid Global Trade Uncertainty 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-10-15)
    Growing bilateral trade tensions between the United States (US) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are a concern for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Most ASEAN economies are open and benefit from export-led growth. ...
  • Asia Africa Growth Corridor Development Cooperation and Connectivity in the Indo-Pacific 

    Prakash, Anita (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2018-10-15)
    Asia and Africa are conjoined by the Indian Ocean and the two regions provide a renewed opportunity for partnership for sustainable development. The conceptualisation of an Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) by Prime Ministers Shinzo Abe and Narendra ...

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