ADBI’s activities respond to important and timely policy issues based on the needs of DMCs. In January 2015, ADBI was ranked the second best government-affiliated think tank in the world in the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report published by the University of Pennsylvania.
ADBI provides intellectual input for policy makers in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). It does so by conducting research with a focus on medium- to long-term development issues of strategic importance that affects the region and through capacity building and training (CBT) activities that contribute to ADB’s overarching objective of poverty reduction.
The objectives of ADBI are to identify effective development strategies and improve the capacity for sound development of the agencies and organizations engaged in development work in ADB’s DMCs. ADBI focuses its activities on areas where it has a strategic advantage, such as the analysis of emerging policy issues from regional as well as medium- to long-term perspectives, and the facilitation of policy dialogue among senior DMC policy makers. ADBI also seeks to enhance its visibility, impact, and accessibility through high-quality knowledge products and services. It strives to be a trusted source of insight, knowledge, and information to which policy makers, academics, and others interested in Asia’s development issues turn for guidance.
|Personnel||51, representing 15 nationalities|
ADBI will be closed for these official holidays in 2016:
|Friday, 1 January||New Year's Day|
|Monday, 11 January||Coming-of-Age Day|
|Thursday, 11 February||National Foundation Day|
|Monday, 21 March||Spring Equinox|
|Friday, 29 April||Showa Day|
|Tuesday, 3 May||Constitution Memorial Day|
|Wednesday, 4 May||Greenery Day|
|Thursday, 5 May||Children's Day|
|Monday, 18 July||Sea Day|
|Thursday, 11 August||Mountain Day|
|Monday, 19 September||Respect for the Aged Day|
|Thursday, 22 September||Autumn Equinox|
|Monday, 10 October||Sports Day|
|Thursday, 3 November||Culture Day|
|Wednesday, 23 November||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|Friday, 23 December||Emperor's Birthday|