Papers and Briefs
Browse all ADB-researched or supported working papers and briefs.
Understanding Social Perceptions of Postsecondary Education and Training in Bhutan
This brief presents the first descriptive evidence of students’ and parents’ preferences for and perceptions of technical and vocational education and training and higher education in Bhutan.
Nowcasting from Space: Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Fiji’s Agriculture
This study investigates the feasibility of using remote sensing data for post-disaster damage assessment.
Green Urban Planning: Lessons from Mongolia on Climate Proofing Cities in Cold Regions
This paper identifies lessons for urban planning in cold climates from an Asian Development Bank pilot project in Mongolia.
Financial Access of Women-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Viet Nam
This working paper identifies challenges in access to finance for women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam and recommends ways to improve it.
Identifying Challenges and Improving Trade Facilitation in the States of Northeast India
This working paper identifies challenges hindering international trade with northeast India and proposes measures for improving trade with other countries in South and Southeast Asia.
Creative India: Tapping the Full Potential
India’s creative economy is large, but its untapped potential is even larger.
Strengthening Food Safety Systems in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries: Current Status, Framework, and Forward Strategies
Building on best practices, this paper aims to provide direction for strengthening food safety systems in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation area to promote countries’ participation in regional and global food trade.
Impact of Gender Inequality on Long-Term Economic Growth in Mongolia
This paper estimates how eliminating gender inequality at work and at home in Mongolia would boost the country’s economic growth and sets out policy recommendations.
Supporting Health-Care Financing Reform in Mongolia: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions
This paper discusses Mongolia's health-care financing system and highlights lessons from reforms.
Mobilizing Revenue: Strengthening Large Taxpayer Administration
This brief is intended for use by revenue bodies seeking to improve the administration and oversight of large business taxpayers for stronger revenue collection.