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.


  • 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 ...
  • 2017 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey 

    Caprio, Alisa Di; Kim, Kijin; Beck, Steven (Asian Development Bank, 2017-09-30)
    Using new questions, the 2017 ADB Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey deepens our understanding of both the quality of rejected transactions and the amount of foregone trade that results when firms cannot access sufficient trade finance. The ...
  • Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Winston Emergency Reconstruction Response 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-09-30)
    The extremely destructive Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February 2016, causing the tragic loss of 44 lives. Damage to property and the consequent economic disruption were valued at about one fi fth of the country’s gross domestic ...

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