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.


  • Moderating Growth and Structural Change in the People's Republic of China: Implications or Devloping Asia and Beyond 

    Abiad, Abdul; Lee, Minsoo; Pundit, Madhavi; Ramayandi, Arief (Asian Development Bank, 2016-03-15)
    This brief summarizes the findings of the forthcoming report, Moderating Growth and Structural Change in the People’s Republic of China: Implications for Asia and Beyond (Asian Development Bank, Manila, 2016). The report discusses the nature of the PRC ...
  • ADB: Deepening Cooperation with Civil Society in 2014 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2016-01-15)
    The Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 reaffirms the role of civil society participation in ADB’s work, as embodied in its strategic priorities. In pursuit of the MTR, 100% of total approved loans and grants in 2014 indicated CSO participation. Sectors ...
  • A Model for a Regulatory Impact Analysis System in Tajikistan 

    Barreto, Ruben; Novion, Cesar Cordova; Gutan, Igor (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-10)
    The key objective in implementing a regulatory impact analysis system in Tajikistan should be to reduce unnecessary costs and risks on businesses arising from low quality normative acts and regulatory changes. This can be done through systematic ...
  • Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate Stabilization 

    Raitzer, David A.; Bosello, Francesco; Tavoni, Massimo; Orecchia, Carlo; Marangoni, Giacomo; Samson, Jindra Nuella G.; Srinivasan, Ancha (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-08)
    Southeast Asia is likely to sustain larger economic losses from climate change than most other areas in the world. Moreover, those losses—the collective effect of impacts on agriculture, tourism, energy demand, labor productivity, catastrophic risks, ...

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