ADBI Policy Briefs


  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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