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.


  • 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 ...
  • The Classroom Assessment Scoring System as a Measure of Effective Teaching to Address the Learning Crisis 

    Thames, Viticia; Hayashi, Ryotaro (Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-30)
    Despite the remarkable progress in access to education, the learning crisis in South Asia continues to be a serious concern. To explore solutions, the Asian Development Bank organized a knowledge sharing workshop on improving education quality through ...
  • Tourism as a river of Growth in the Pacific; A Pathway to Growth and Prosperity for Pacific Island Countries 

    Everett, Hayden; Simpson, Dain; Wayne, Scott (Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-15)
    Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and will be a key driver of economic growth in the coming decade. Yet despite more visitors to the Pacific, tourism growth is not inevitable for all countries in the region. This brief identifies the trends driving ...
  • Inclusive Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities in Mongolia 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-05-15)
    Estimates of disability prevalence in Mongolia tend to be underreported, especially among older people, girls, and women, thus leaving a substantial number of PWDs without the necessary services and protection. Early identification of disability is ...

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