Latest Publications

Asian Development Outlook 2014 Supplement: Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first quarter growth in the United States. The region is projected to grow steadily at 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015, the same rates envisaged in Asian Development Outlook 2014. 

Green Power for Bhutan: Clean Energy Crosses Borders to Reach Poor Households

This brochure reviews the key features of ADB's Bhutan Green Power Development Project, which taps into Bhutan’s enormous hydropower potential through a public–private partnership, the first of its kind in the country. 

Developing e-Health Capabilities in Bhutan

Information and communication technology facilitates the efficient delivery of health care services to rural communities.

Bhutan: Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors

The document focuses on gender equality and women’s position in Bhutan and aims to provide the government and its development partners with a practical resource to support gender mainstreaming.

Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

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

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.

Credit Rating Methods for Public–Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in South Asia

This paper explains the key rating factors used by domestic credit rating agencies in the final rating determination and suggests methodologies that can help reduce procedural bottlenecks and boost credit availability in South Asia.

Three Decades of Development Partnership: Royal Government of Bhutan and Asian Development Bank

During 30 years of partnership, ADB has helped improve the welfare of the people of Bhutan though programmes in the power sector, transport, trade, urbanization, finance, education, and the environment.