Papers and Briefs
Browse all ADB-researched or supported working papers and briefs.
Sri Lanka: Progress and Remaining Challenges in Online Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This brief explores new challenges and opportunities that are emerging amid the prolonged, partial, or full university closures in Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Impacts of Social Distancing Policy and Vaccination During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Republic of Korea
This study investigates the dynamic impact of social distancing policy on COVID-19 infection control, mobility of people, and consumption expenditures in the Republic of Korea.
Potential Economic Impact of COVID-19-Related School Closures
This study examines the economic impacts of COVID-19-related school closures in the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels along with the implications to future labor productivity in Asia and the Pacific.
Bilateral Remittance Inflows to Asia and the Pacific: Countercyclicality and Motivations to Remit
Bilateral remittance inflows are countercyclical against the business cycle of a remittance-receiving country relative to a sending country.
How Do the Financial Markets Respond to Emerging Economies’ Asset Purchase Program? Evidence from the COVID-19 Crisis
A central bank’s announcement related to the asset purchase program can significantly restore confidence in domestic macroeconomic and financial variables during a period of uncertainty.
Renewable Energy Certificates Trading in India: A Decade in Review
Policy efforts must focus on creating greater demand for renewable energy-based power and enforcing compliance with renewable purchase obligations in the country.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Households in ASEAN Countries and Their Implications for Human Capital Development: Medium-Run Impacts and the Role of Government Support
The outbreak of the COVID -19 virus and the resulting drop in demand are having a severe impact on Asian economies and, by extension, Asian households.
Health Shocks and Overindebtedness: A Panel Data Analysis from Rural Viet Nam
Households cope with health shocks mainly by borrowing from more sources, which leads to overindebtedness.
Buoyant or Sinking? Tax Revenue Performance and Prospects in Developing Asia
This paper examines tax revenue mobilization in developing Asia before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and in 2020.