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.


  • Road Map for Strengthening Social Entrepreneurship in the Philippines 

    Ito, Yukiko; Shahnaz, Durreen (Asian Development Bank, 2019-07-30)
    The Philippines is at an important crossroads of development. While it is among the fastest growing economies in Asia, growth has not been inclusive—the country has the highest inequality rate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with 22 ...
  • Bhutan Vehicle Emission Reduction Road Map and Strategy, 2017–2025 

    Zheng, Liping; Gerpacio, Roberta V.; Gruetter, Jurg; Amar, Layla Yasmin (Asian Development Bank, 2019-07-15)
    Bhutan takes pride in being the only carbon-neutral country in the world. However, accelerated economic activities in the last decade have led to a number of environmental issues. Increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other air pollutants have ...
  • Impact of Monetary Policy Uncertainty on Asian Exchange Rates 

    Park, Donghyun; Tian, Shu; Qureshi, Irfan; Villaruel, Mai Lin (Asian Development Bank, 2019-07-15)
    The interest rate hikes of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) of the United States (US) adversely affected financial stability in emerging markets in 2018. In response to robust economic growth, tightening labor market conditions, and emerging ...
  • Tax Administration Information Systems: Concept, Design, and Implementation 

    Tansey, David (Asian Development Bank, 2019-07-01)
    In the past few years, international organizations including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), have partnered with other associations and platforms, such as the Addis Tax Initiative, to improve domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) to provide governments ...

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