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.


  • The Trade Finance Program and Its Role in Lifting Impediments to Trade 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-08-15)
    Data from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) show that all the multilateral development banks increased their lending limits and resources in 2015 while the Trade Finance Program (TFP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to extend ...
  • Insurance for Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises 

    Chatterjee, Arup; Wehrhahn, Rodolfo (Asian Development Bank, 2017-04-30)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key component of every economy. Studies fill the literature with the importance of SMEs as employment generators, innovators, factors in the supply chains of larger enterprises, and important contributors ...
  • Agriculture Insurance 

    Chatterjee, Arup; Oza, Arman (Asian Development Bank, 2017-04-30)
    Agriculture is risky. Indeed, the exposure to a wide variety, complexity, and scale of risks can make it one of those rare activities where the risks are too high and the rewards too low, especially for smallholder farmers.
  • 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 ...

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