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Low-Carbon Development in Small and Medium-Sized Cities in the People's Republic of China: Challenges and Opportunities
(Asian Development Bank, 2013-06-01)
This policy brief reveals the challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized cities in the People's Republic of China to pursue low-carbon development in urban management and key urban sectors.
Skills Development: Promising Approaches in Developed Countries and Emerging Economies
(Asian Development Bank, 2013-11-27)
This policy brief draws on presentations and discussions at the ADB International Skills Development Forum held in ADB headquarters in Manila in December 2012 forum. The forum provided a platform to share the knowledge and experience of advanced ...
Tourism as a river of Growth in the Pacific; A Pathway to Growth and Prosperity for Pacific Island Countries
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-15)
Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and will be a key driver of economic growth in the coming decade. Yet despite more visitors to the Pacific, tourism growth is not inevitable for all countries in the region. This brief identifies the trends driving ...
Budget Accountability Systems: What the Open Budget Survey Shows about Countries in the Asia and Pacific Region
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-06-30)
Though often seen as technical and far removed from ordinary people’s everyday concerns, the budget is perhaps the government’s most powerful tool to tackle economic and social challenges and pursue desired policy goals. Further, meeting international ...
The Open Government Partnership in Asia and the Pacific
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-06-30)
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a voluntary global initiative aimed at building trust and fostering collaboration between governments and their citizens to improve development outcomes. Specifically, this initiative seeks to secure concrete ...
Fuel-Marking Programs: Helping Governments Raise Revenue, Combat Smuggling, and Improve the Environment
(Asian Development Bank, 2015-06-30)
Many countries face national fuel supply chain problems, which include smuggling, adulteration and dilution of fuels, and outright theft, all of which deprive governments of much needed tax revenue. An example is the Philippines which, due to fuel ...
Strong Regulation of Medical Products: Cornerstone of Public Health and Regional Health Security
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-09-30)
National regulatory agencies (NRAs) are the gatekeepers of the supply chain of medical products such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices. It is through registration with an NRA that a manufacturer brings products to market. Post marketing surveillance ...
Social Protection Framework in Nepal
(Asian Development Bank, 2014-12-15)
The Government of Nepal has recognized that a well-articulated framework and strategy is necessary for running an effective and efficient social protection system with regulatory, oversight, and delivery capacities. ADB provided a small-scale capacity ...
Inclusive Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities in Mongolia
(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 ...
Building Capacity for Geo-Enabling Health Information Systems: Supporting Equitable Health Services and Well-Being For ALL
(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, ...