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.

Latest

  • Forging Economic Resilience in the People’s Republic of China Through Value Chain Upgrading and Economic Rebalancing 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2021-05-15)
    The extensive participation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in international production and trade is often cited as a model of success. After joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, the PRC became more closely connected to the rest ...
  • Financing Long-Term Care in Asia and the Pacific 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2021-04-15)
    As a result of increased longevity and decreased fertility rates, the number of older people is increasing in absolute terms and as a proportion of the population. This transition is happening at an unprecedented pace in the Asia and Pacific region. ...
  • Surface Water Resources Assessment of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Delta River Basin Groups: Improving Climate Resilience, Productivity, and Sustainability 

    Sagara, Junko (Asian Development Bank, 2021-03-24)
    The economy of Cambodia is highly dependent on water resources. The importance of water for food production, rural livelihoods, and economic development is recognized in national and sector-level strategies.1 Rainfall distribution and river discharges ...
  • Using Technology to Improve Civil Service Talent 

    Kerr, Walter; Khatiwada, Sameer (Asian Development Bank, 2021-03-22)
    Governments in Asia and the Pacific have launched ambitious initiatives to improve service delivery by modernizing civil service systems and investing more in equipping their civil service personnel. Governments are also increasingly investing in ...

View more