ADBI Policy Briefs


  • The Dynamics of Urbanization, Housing, and Land Provision in the Pacific Island Countries 

    Juswanto, Wawan; Kelkar, Vedanti (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-02-28)
    Asia has undergone tremendous urbanization and infrastructure growth in the past decade, with almost half of the population now residing in urban areas. More than half of the world’s megacities are in Asia and the Pacific, and they constitute hubs of ...
  • Toward Gender-Focused Governance Reform in Asia 

    Kim, Kunmin; Salazar, Dani Rose C. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-12-30)
    The global population is composed of an almost equal proportion of men and women. In contrast, the global labor force is disproportionately male. Only four in every 10 workers in the global labor force are women.1 Similar discrepancies between the ...
  • Institutional Mechanisms for Sustainable Sanitation: Learning from Successful Case Studies 

    Ke, Seetha Ram; Hashimoto, Kazushi; Bugalia, Nikhil (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-12-15)
    Even though access to improved sanitation facilities has improved, progress in access to safely managed sanitation services is still slow. Globally, 4.5 billion people still lack access to safely managed sanitation (UNICEF and WHO 2017). Such inappropriate ...
  • How Do We Prevent a Food Crisis in the Midst of Climate Change? 

    Kim, Kunmin; Tak, Hyunwoo (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-11-15)
    The current global warming trends are extremely likely to be the result of human social and economic activity since the middle of the 20th century (NASA 2018). Evidence of rapid climate change varies and includes global average temperature increases, ...

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