ADB Briefs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Briefs are based on papers or notes prepared by ADB staff and their resource persons. The series is designed to provide concise, nontechnical accounts of policy issues of topical interest, with a view to facilitating informed debate.


  • Risk Management in Maldives: Sharing Practical Experience and Lessons Learned 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-09-15)
    Maldives is implementing reforms to improve risk management controls and to strengthen its trade environment. Recent activities to facilitate trade and safeguard its borders seek to deliver operational and economic gains in the public and private ...
  • Aging and Implications for Elderly Care Services in the People’s Republic of China 

    Uchimura-Shiroshi, Hiroko; Terada-Hagiwara, Akiko (Asian Development Bank, 2018-09-15)
    Aging can be harmful to an economy over the long run, as an increase in the share of the elderly population reduces both the labor force and output per adult, and increases the social security burden. Policy changes can partly offset the labor squeeze. ...
  • Tax Reform in the United States: Implications for the People’s Republic of China 

    Killfoil, Chinchie; Miyaki, Yuji; Terada-Hagiwara, Akiko (Asian Development Bank, 2018-09-15)
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the first major tax reform in the United States (US) since 1986. Its potential spillover effects can reach far beyond the US borders. Possible channels through which the tax package can have spillover effects on ...
  • Governance of Low-Carbon Energy System Transitions: A Case Study from North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany 

    Schepelmann, Philipp (Asian Development Bank, 2018-07-12)
    This governance brief aims to provide practical examples on how investments in urban infrastructure, clean energy, and energy efficiency can be implemented; and how these are embedded in multilevel governance, experimentation, and policy learning. In ...

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