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 Governance Brief: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability: Assessing Public Financial Management Performance and Influencing Reform Processes 

    Hawke, Lewis (Asian Development Bank, 2017-12-15)
    The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, organized a 3-day event in February 2017 to explore and discuss experiences and achievements of the PEFA ...
  • Social Protection Brief: Reforming Social Welfare Programs in Mongolia 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-11-30)
    Social welfare in Mongolia consists of transfers and services designed to support poor and vulnerable groups such as the elderly, orphaned, and people with disabilities. The main objective, as defined in the Social Welfare Law, is to protect and assist ...
  • Food Security in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific Countries: Prospects of Fisheries Development Strategies 

    Norojono, Olly; Robertson, Deborah (Asian Development Bank, 2017-10-30)
    The health and livelihoods of rural communities, especially coastal communities that rely on fishing for subsistence and income, face serious risks. The ongoing degradation of coastal ecosystems, overharvesting of valuable species, and climate change ...
  • 20 Years After the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges 

    Park, Cyn-Young; Lee, Junkyu; Villafuerte, James; Rosenkranz, Peter (Asian Development Bank, 2017-09-30)
    The Asian financial crisis (AFC) that took the world by surprise 20 years ago was a major turning point for many of the region’s economies. The crisis exposed structural weaknesses and policy distortions in crisis affected countries, along with poorly ...

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