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.


  • Education Management Organizations Program in Sindh, Pakistan: Public–Private Partnership Profile 

    LaRocque, Norman; Sipahimalani-Rao, Vandana (Asian Development Bank, 2019-03-15)
    In 2013, the Government of Sindh (the government) passed the Sindh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, in compliance with Article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan. This legislation placed renewed pressure on the government and ...
  • Rebalancing the Economy and Reforming the Fiscal System of the People’s Republic of China 

    Bahl, Roy (Asian Development Bank, 2019-03-15)
    Following the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 2017, the 13th National People’s Congress (the national legislature of the People’s Republic of China [PRC]) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference were ...
  • India and ADB: Three Decades of Enduring Partnership 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    This publication examines how operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have improved the lives of people in India. It also looks at the challenges that ADB and India face in pursuing agreed development goals. The ADB Results Framework indicators ...
  • Sustaining Harbor Operation and Maintenance in Maldives 

    Heriawan, Andri (Asian Development Bank, 2018-12-30)
    In 2016, the Government of Maldives received a grant amounting to $9.69 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to construct a new passenger and cargo harbor as an expansion of the existing multipurpose harbor on Kulhudhuffushi Island. For the ...

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