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.


  • Building Capacity for Geo-Enabling Health Information Systems: Supporting Equitable Health Services and Well-Being For ALL 

    Ebener, Steeve; Roth, Susann; Khetrapal, Sonalini (Asian Development Bank, 2018-02-28)
    Universal health coverage (UHC)—equitable access to quality health services without undue financial hardship—is the stated aim of almost every country in Asia and the Pacific. The effective management and use of geospatial data and technologies (GST, ...
  • Toward Adopting a Skills Development Fund for Cambodia 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-02-28)
    This brief highlights the findings of a 2017 feasibility study for a skills development fund in Cambodia, undertaken with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The intent is to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue on the idea ...
  • Cambodia's New Technical and Vocational Training Policy 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-02-28)
    This policy brief summarizes Cambodia’s new Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy 2017–2025, formally approved by the government on 16 June 2017. The brief intends to help promote understanding of the policy among the wide range ...
  • Social Protection Brief: Reducing Youth Not in Employment, Education, or Training through JobStart Philippines 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-01-30)
    The population of the Philippines is relatively young, with half of the population less than 24 years old.1 The country’s average economic growth since 2010 is 6.2%.2 Despite its sustained growth, young people struggling to find jobs after they leave ...

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