Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

US Treasury Awards Landmark Afghan Railway Project

The pioneering rail project in Afghanistan provides a cross-border trade link crucial to the country’s post-conflict economy. Read More

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

Fast Facts

27.52 (2013)
Population in millions

1.9% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

36.0% (2008)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
398.90 / 12.14
Agriculture (12)
 
742.60 / 22.60
Energy (11)
 
65.00 / 1.98
Finance (3)
 
5.70 / 0.17
Industry and Trade (1)
 
317.18 / 9.65
Multisector (2)
 
55.00 / 1.67
Public Sector (2)
 
1,702.10 / 51.79
Transport and ICT (16)
 
3,286.48 / 100.00
TOTAL (47)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013