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.


  • Asian Development Bank Member Fact Sheet: Tuvalu Updated March 2022 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2022-03-01)
    Tuvalu is a small island developing state comprising nine atolls in the South Pacific. It is geographically isolated and highly vulnerable to climatic and economic shocks. With a small private sector and limited resources to support socioeconomic ...
  • Industrial Safety of Non-RMG Enterprises and Workers: Perspective on BIDA-led Monitoring Initiative 

    Moazzem, Khondaker Golam; Mostofa, Md. Salay; Habib, Shah Md. Ahsan (Centre for Policy Dialogue, 2022-02-28)
    Industrial safety in non readymade garments (RMG) enterprises has remained almost unaddressed over the decades. The tragedy occurred at a food-processing factory (Hashem foods Ltd.) in Narayanganj on 8 July 2021, which killed over 52 workers and injured ...
  • COVID-19 and Voter Turnout in Europe and in Korea 

    Joe, Dong-Hee (Korea Development Institute, 2022-02-21)
    Even while we are suffering from the pandemic, cyclical events arrive mercilessly as scheduled. While some of them are held virtually (i.e., online), and some of us are already used to virtual events, some cannot be completely virtualized, at least as ...
  • Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Risk Management: Revitalizing Philippine Rivers to Boost Climate Resilience and Enhance Environmental Sustainability 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2022-02-15)
    This brief shares how the regional TA identified NbS options for the FRM master plans using the NRM approach. The river basins used as NbS pilot areas could serve as models for potential replication and upscaling in other river basins in the Philippines ...

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