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.


  • Proof of Concept Uses Biometric Identification with Legal Entity Identifiers on Trade Platform 

    Beck, Steven (Asian Development Bank, 2021-07-30)
    The Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded a successful proof of concept project to link, biometrically, principal officers to companies they represent to strengthen the Legal Entity Identifier ...
  • Expanding Agri-Trade in Central Asia through the Use of Electronic Certificates 

    Lazaro, Dorothea; Samad, Ghulam; Dios, Loreli de; Tafgar, Aiken Rose (Asian Development Bank, 2021-07-30)
    This brief describes the readiness of the members of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program to use electronic certificates, particularly electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhyto) developed by the International Plant Protection ...
  • Using Chattogram Port as a Transshipment Hub for the North Eastern Region of India 

    Chattopadhyay, Soumya; Sharma, Manish; Gadh, Dhruv (Asian Development Bank, 2021-07-15)
    In 2018, India and Bangladesh entered into a bilateral Agreement for the use of the Chattogram and Mongla Ports (ACMP) to allow the movement of goods between the NER and the rest of India. Further, India and Bangladesh signed various other bilateral ...
  • Financial Crimes Compliance: The Power of Partnerships 

    Beck, Steven; Sutken, Can; Schou-Zibell, Lotte; Daza-Estrada, Catherine (Asian Development Bank, 2021-07-15)
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) formed a unique collaboration in 2020 to host a webinar series highlighting key issues, challenges, ...

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