ADBI Policy Briefs


  • Achieving Sustainable Sanitation in Asia 

    Singh, Sahana (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-06-30)
    In 1977, a global meeting of political leaders was held for the first time to discuss the importance of clean water supply and wastewater management at Mar del Plata in Argentina. The International Decade of Water Supply and Sanitation was declared ...
  • Closing the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion through Fintech 

    Sioson, Erica Paula; Kim, Chul Ju (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-04-15)
    According to 2017 data from the Global Findex Database published by the World Bank, women are still less likely than men to own an account at financial institutions (Demirgüç-Kunt et al. 2018). In Asia and the Pacific, this is particularly true for ...
  • Building Development Capacities in Asia and the Pacific: Good Practices and Ways Forward for ADBI’s Capacity Building Programs 

    Kim, Chul Ju; Sioson, Erica Paula; Kainth, Amardeep; Jeon, Nanum (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-03-30)
    Since its establishment in 1997, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) has led innovative research and capacity building in the Asia and Pacific region. As the think tank of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADBI is mandated to identify effective ...
  • 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 ...

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