ASA Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs present the latest research in a concise format for policymakers.

Comparative Analysis of Digital Development in Central Asian Countries  

OSCE Academy in Bishkek Policy Brief #63, September 2020. This policy brief reviews the current level of digitalization and technological development in Central Asia and gives preliminary recommendations to support a deepened digital cooperation in the region. More

Envisioning participatory governance of energy transition in Jordan

Policy Brief #17, July 2018. Jordan is entering a critical phase in terms of planning its future electricity supply architecture. The results of a four-year collaborative study by researchers from IIASA, Jordan, and Sweden, has led to the development of several recommendations for the Jordanian energy-policy process. More

Recovery of the Austrian economy following the COVID-19 crisis can take up to three years

Policy Brief #26, April 2020. Collaboration between researchers from IIASA, WU, WIFO, and the IHS provides scenarios of the medium-run economic effects of the lockdown in Austria using the IIASA macroeconomic simulation model. The analysis suggests that the return to the business-as-usual trend may take up to three years after a steep initial economic downturn due to the lockdown, and a gradual recovery thereafter. More

Digitalization will transform the global economy

Policy Brief #20, October 2018. New research has identified several adaptive actions that can both support national economies and prepare countries for a future shaped by digitalization. More

Ensuring the Sustainability of Euro-Asian Transport Connections

Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief #3, February 2019. Growth in Euro-Asian trade and rising international interest to the Arctic have generated several initiatives to develop the land and Arctic maritime connections between Europe and Asia. Opening of new routes and increase in transportation capacities of existing ones are bringing social, economic and environmental impacts to the Northern Dimension (ND) area as well. More

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