Papers and Briefs
Browse all ADB-researched or supported working papers and briefs.
Spatial Dynamics and Driving Forces of Asian Cities
This study develops a new city-level panel dataset using satellite nighttime light imagery and grid population data for over 1,500 cities in 43 economies in Asia and the Pacific from 1992 to 2016.
COVID-19 Impact on Farm Households in Punjab, Pakistan: Analysis of Data from a Cross-Sectional Survey
This brief sets out survey findings from Punjab, Pakistan on how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected farmers and highlights respondents’ policy priorities.
COVID-19, Technology, and Polarizing Jobs
This brief assesses how COVID-19 will affect jobs in Asia and the Pacific and proposes policy actions to manage the impacts.
COVID-19 Impact on International Migration, Remittances, and Recipient Households in Developing Asia
This brief assesses the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on migrant workers, how reduced remittances will affect households and economies in Asia and the Pacific, and what policy makers can do to soften the blow.
Leveraging the Participation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Global Value Chains of the Automotive Industry: Insights from Maruti Suzuki India
Global value chain participation benefits small and medium-sized enterprises modestly.
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Nepal: Examining Constraints on Exporting
Nepal lacks a concrete policy framework for small and medium-sized enterprises' participation in global value chains.
Fintech and Financial Inclusion: Opportunities and Pitfalls
Financial innovation has helped push out the frontier of access to finance while blurring the regulatory boundaries of the financial system.
Tourism and SME Development: Performance of Tourism SMEs in Coastal Tourist Destinations in Southern Sri Lanka
A solid public–private partnership is vital to facilitate existing and new small and medium-sized enterprises in key coastal tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.
Principles of Climate Risk Management for Climate Proofing Projects
This working paper recommends guiding principles to streamline the application of the climate risk management (CRM) approach, aligned with the main phases of the ADB project cycle.
The Nexus of Safe Asset Shortage, Credit Growth, and Financial Instability
Does a shortage of safe assets sow the seeds of instability in a financial system?