Papers and Briefs
Browse all ADB-researched or supported working papers and briefs.
Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Digital Government across Asia and the Pacific
This paper offers policy reform recommendations to enable governments to further expand the adoption and deployment of cloud computing in public sector management, operations, and services.
The 14th Five-Year Plan of the People’s Republic of China—Fostering High-Quality Development
This policy note outlines recommendations on the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021–2025) for National Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China.
Preparing a Road Map on the Use of Administrative Data for Compiling Employment Statistics
This brief identifies key elements for capitalizing on administrative data sources to monitor development indicators on labor and employment, with examples of initiatives in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Middle Corridor—Policy Development and Trade Potential of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route
The development of the Middle Corridor is institutionally independent and potentially transformative for the economies of Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Turkey.
An Integrated and Smart ASEAN: Overcoming Adversities and Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
While ASEAN has much to gain from economic cooperation and integration, it faces nontrivial growth and integration barriers.
Trade Corridors in the Caspian Region: Present and Future
Central Asian countries need to implement domestic policy reforms that will make it easier to start new businesses and to trade across borders.
Evaluating the Impact of Remittances on Human Capital Investment in the Kyrgyz Republic
This paper finds that remittances in the Kyrgyz Republic have negative impacts on schooling. It suggests actions including financial literacy education and better monitoring of the time children spend on farm labor.
Forging Economic Resilience in the People’s Republic of China Through Value Chain Upgrading and Economic Rebalancing
This brief analyzes global value chain indicators in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) during 200–2019. It explores how the PRC has developed the economic resilience it has shown amid recent disruptions in international trade.
Infrastructure and Firm Performance in CAREC Countries: Cross-Sectional Evidence at the Firm Level
Infrastructure has a significant impact on firm performance in the CAREC member countries.