3. Reports

Reports highlight work in specific sectors or themes and may be stand-alone publications or part of a series. These publications are distinct from books, journals, working papers, policy briefs, or operational documents since they contain strong analytical content and data analysis focusing on work done in a specific sector or theme. Some examples are corporate or project research with conclusions and recommendations, cross-country economic analyses, operational or conference reports, and annual reports.


  • Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative 

    Cai, Peter (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2017-03-30)
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (also known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR)) is one of President Xi’s most ambitious foreign and economic policies. It aims to strengthen Beijing’s economic leadership through a vast program of infrastructure building ...
  • Firing Up Regional Brain Networks: The Promise of Brain Circulation in the ASEAN Economic Community 

    Batalova, Jeanne; Shymonyak, Andriy; Sugiyarto, Guntur (Asian Development Bank, 2017-01-30)
    The goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of encouraging intraregional mobility must be understood in the context of changing population dynamics, rising educational levels and aspirations, and increasingly dynamic—if complex—economic ...
  • Reinventing Mutual Recognition Arrangements: Lessons from International Experiences and Insights for the ASEAN Region 

    Mendoza, Dovelyn Rannveig; Papademetriou, Demetrios G.; Desiderio, Maria Vincenza; Salant, Brian; Hooper, Kate; Elwood, Taylor (Asian Development Bank, 2017-01-30)
    Governments and nonstate actors around the world have signed mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs), but while most of them share the goals of streamlining the recognition of foreign workers’ qualifications and boosting labor mobility, the MRAs vary ...
  • Development Effectiveness Brief: Bangladesh 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-01-30)
    Bangladesh has made significant socioeconomic gains with a steady rise in its gross domestic product, boost in social development, and meeting the Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of poverty in 1990–2015. Since 1973, the Asian ...

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