Publications and Documents
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This brief examines the public health consequences of smoking in five Asian countries and evaluates strategies to raise tobacco taxes to reduce smoking prevalence and boost revenue.
This Sri Lanka project brief analyzes how ADB provided a $50 million loan to the state-owned Regional Development Bank (RDB) to unlock much-needed financing for the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) central to the country’s growth.
This governance brief details the digitalization of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) tax administration, assesses how its strategy can bolster tax revenues, and explores how developing countries can replicate its strategy to roll-out e-taxation models.
This report assesses how Indonesia is implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the subnational government (SNG) level, identifies gaps and good practices, and outlines ways to speed up progress.
This paper investigates the impact of electrification of households in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic using data from the Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey.
Outlining how civil society organizations (CSO) evolved in Turkmenistan, this brief explains how many work in tandem with government to raise awareness of health issues, boost social and environmental protection, and empower women and girls.
This technical report assesses the string of events that triggered Nepal’s Melamchi River floods in 2021 and highlights threats to the catchment area that provides vital drinking water to Kathmandu’s fast-growing population.
The operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in fragile and conflict-affected situations, small island developing states, and emergency situations are confronted with numerous challenges specific to each country, region, and territory.
This paper explores the impact of at-the-border and behind-the-border measures on intraregional trade in perishable goods within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation region.
This report analyzes why deepening carbon markets in Asia and the Pacific can help economies reach ambitious emission reduction goals and generate the financing needed to scale up climate action and build a resilient future.
This brief assesses the impact of the European Union’s carbon tariffs on energy-intensive exports from Asia and the Pacific and shows how upgrading product value, boosting energy efficiency, and cutting emissions can help mitigate its effect.
Detailing how Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration conducted horizon scanning for new vaccines during the pandemic to assist ADB, this report is designed to help countries in Asia and the Pacific prepare for future outbreaks.
This report shows how adopting good practices around climate-resilient fiscal planning can help decision-makers in Asia and the Pacific ramp up public and private resources to plug the yawning adaptation financing gap.
The Asian Development Bank’s Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP) aims to strengthen climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific through scaling up investment in climate adaptation, explicitly addressing the nexus between climate, gender, and poverty.
This paper reviews the overall micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise landscape in Asia, including the challenges and constraints faced by enterprises in physical (offline) and online markets.
Analyzing rural wastewater management in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC), this publication considers current financing, policy, and institutional frameworks, and proposes ways forward.