Latest Publications

Pyanj River Morphology and Flood Protection

This report summarizes the results of the river morphology study of the Pyanj River, between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, with an emphasis on how findings on flood management may be applied elsewhere in Asia.

Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

This ADB Country Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Afghanistan as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

Transport Sector Development in Afghanistan: Improving Resettlement Planning and Implementation

This paper discusses how land acquisition and resettlement in Afghanistan during road infrastructure planning, design, and implementation can be improved.

ADB Annual Report 2013

The Annual Report includes a comprehensive discussion on ADB’s operational, administrative, and financial activities in 2013; complete financial statements and opinions of the independent auditors; and a report on the activities of the Special Funds of ADB. The report also highlights how ADB has helped developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific make progress toward environmentally sustainable growth.

Together We Deliver: 10 Stories from ADB-Supported Projects with Clear Development Impacts

This publication highlights successful ADB projects across Asia and the Pacific that demonstrated development impacts, best practice, and innovation. The results of the projects have changed and will continue to change the lives of many, especially the poor.

Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth

ADB's Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2014 projects that developing Asia's growth will increase from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015.

Unstoppable: The Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project Performance-Based Operation and Maintenance Contract

This brochure focuses on a tool used in the efficient and effective delivery of ADB's first railway project in Afghanistan: performance-based operation and maintenance contract.

CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020

Facilitating the movement of goods and people through transport and trade corridors in Central Asia provides the region's countries with tools to build solid and sustainable economic growth.

Innovative Project Management and Coordination Speed Up Afghanistan Railway Project

Afghanistan's Hairatan–Mazar e Sharif railway was constructed in record time thanks to effective project management, teamwork, and integrated project planning.

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program: Twelfth Ministerial Conference

The 12th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference was held on 23-24 October 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan.