ADBI Policy Briefs
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ADBI Policy Briefs are based on events organized or co-organized by ADBI. The series is designed to provide concise, nontechnical accounts of policy issues of topical interest, with a view to facilitating informed debate.
Enhancing the Impact of Capacity Development Programs for Water and Sanitation Services in Asia
Improving access to clean water and adequate sanitation is particularly crucial in Asia and the Pacific, where 1.5 billion people in rural areas and 600 million people in urban areas still lack water supply and proper sanitation infrastructure.
Cloud Computing Policies and Their Economic Impacts in Asia and the Pacific
Government policies that promote cloud adoption not only improve government effectiveness but also have positive spillover effects on the rest of the economy.
A Statistical Portrait of the Indian Female Labor Force
The female labor force participation rate in India has seen a declining trend since the 1990s despite strong economic growth, decline in fertility, expansion of education, and improved access to infrastructure
Gender Mainstreaming and Trade Facilitation in G20 Countries
G20’s commitments have focused on advancing women’s entrepreneurship but have not fully considered their challenges to participate in cross-border trade.
Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Developing Asia and the Pacific
Universal health coverage ensures that all people have equitable and affordable access to quality healthcare without the risk of experiencing financial hardship.
Enhancing State Capacity for Effective Governance
Good governance is having adequate state capacity to enable and support government activities and deliver public goods.
Case-Based Learning as a Tool for Capacity Development in Public PolicyCase-based learning enhances the analytical skills of public policy makers by encouraging a broader perspective that incorporates viewpoints from diverse stakeholders.
Promoting Sustainable Finance and Financial Stability Through Climate-Related Corporate Disclosure in AsiaCurrent climate policy commitments and practices have fallen significantly short of the necessary measures to achieve important emissions targets.
Women’s Economic Empowerment as a Pathway Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Development in IndiaThe unequal burden of care work is a significant structural barrier preventing women from joining the formal workforce in developing and developed countries.
Data Analytics in Indian Railways: Status and ProspectsMass migration and the resulting geographical separation of production and consumption hubs highlight the importance of mass transportation systems.