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.


  • 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 ...
  • Development Effectiveness Brief: Nepal, Supporting Inclusive and Accelerated Growth 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-03-30)
    Poverty in Nepal is largely a rural phenomenon, which is closely associated with limited access to finance. Only 34% of Nepal’s total population had access to formal financial services in 2014. Nepal was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank ...
  • 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 ...

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