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.


  • India and ADB: Three Decades of Enduring Partnership 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    This publication examines how operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have improved the lives of people in India. It also looks at the challenges that ADB and India face in pursuing agreed development goals. The ADB Results Framework indicators ...
  • Sustaining Harbor Operation and Maintenance in Maldives 

    Heriawan, Andri (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    In 2016, the Government of Maldives received a grant amounting to $9.69 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to construct a new passenger and cargo harbor as an expansion of the existing multipurpose harbor on Kulhudhuffushi Island. For the ...
  • Realizing the Potential of Bangladesh through Economic Corridor Development 

    Hong, Soon Chan (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-15)
    Having surpassed the lower middle-income threshold in July 2015, Bangladesh seeks to build on the economic gains it has reaped over the past decades to achieve sustainable growth and attain upper middle-income status. Therefore, it is pertinent for ...
  • Three Features of Aging in the People’s Republic of China and Implications for Development Agenda 

    Terada-Hagiwara, Akiko; Rijn, Hans Van; Park, Donghyun (Asian Development Bank, 2018-11-30)
    The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) demographic transition is unique in terms of its (i) speed, (ii) increase in the elderly dependency ratio, and (iii) the slow progress in preparing for it. Aging is progressing fast, even as the country is still ...

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