ADB Briefs are based on papers or notes prepared by ADB staff and their resource persons. The series is designed to provide concise, nontechnical accounts of policy issues of topical interest, with a view to facilitating informed debate.
Proof of Concept Uses Biometric Identification with Legal Entity Identifiers on Trade Platform
This brief reports on a proof of concept project that used Legal Entity Identifiers with biometric identification in a trade platform to enable users to verify authorized company representatives.
Using Chattogram Port as a Transshipment Hub for the North Eastern Region of India
The brief highlights the importance of Chattogram, the main seaport of Bangladesh, as a transshipment hub for the North Eastern Region (NER) of India and a gateway port for cross-border trade in South Asia.
Financial Crimes Compliance: The Power of Partnerships
This brief outlines how public–private partnerships (PPPs) can support anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) efforts to combat financial crimes in Asia and the Pacific.
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 2000-2019. It explores how the PRC has developed the economic resilience it has shown amid recent disruptions in international trade.
Financing Long-Term Care in Asia and the Pacific
This brief provides an overview of long-term care (LTC) financing systems in Asia and the Pacific and provides insights on successful strategies and approaches.
Surface Water Resources Assessment of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Delta River Basin Groups: Improving Climate Resilience, Productivity, and Sustainability
This brief discusses the state of surface water resources in the Tonle Sap and Mekong Delta river basin groups (RBGs) in Cambodia. It outlines climate risks and impacts to consider at the river basin level.
Using Technology to Improve Civil Service Talent
This brief presents digital and online platforms for civil services in Asia and the Pacific, along with recommendations for holistic government interventions and reforms in policies, business processes, and management systems.
ADB Support for School Education (K–12) in Asia and the Pacific
This brief provides an overview of ADB’s school education support for its developing member countries and discusses lessons learned and emerging priorities.
Supporting Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia
This brief proposes reforms for five key sectors in Southeast Asia to support the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) economic recovery and drive sustainable, broad-based growth.
Harnessing the Potential of Big Data in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia
This brief explains how big data can be utilized in Southeast Asia to boost public service delivery and expedite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery.