Latest Publications

Asian Development Bank and Philippines: Fact Sheet

This ADB Country Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on the Philippines 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.

A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific

This report compares the administrative frameworks, functions, and performances of tax administration bodies in 22 jurisdictions in Asia and the Pacific.

Improving Outcomes: Accountability Mechanism Annual Report 2013

This report summarizes Accountability Mechanism operations during 2013 within the context of specific ADB-assisted projects.

Asia Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Finance Monitor 2013

This book reviews the small and medium-sized enterprise sector and the state of SME finance in 14 countries in Asia and and the Pacific.

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.

Asia Bond Monitor - March 2014

The Asia Bond Monitor reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus the PRC; Hong Kong,China; and the Republic of Korea.

Labor Migration, Skills, and Student Mobility in Asia

This report is a summary of the major policy issues raised at discussions at the Third Roundtable on Labor Migration.

Results-Based Management Framework in the Philippines

This guidebook focuses on the results-based management framework that is currently being institutionalized in the Philippines. It begins with an outline of its business model characterizing the concepts that have been implemented in the Philippines. It then focuses on the performance management aspects of the model, including the importance of the statistical framework, the collection of data at monitoring points, the importance of rigorous and consistent specification of performance indicators, and the definition of major final outputs and performance attribution and evaluation.

ASEAN+3: Information on Transaction Flows and Settlement Infrastructures

This report, consisting of three parts, is the result of Phase 2 studies of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (Sub-Forum 2) and enhances the findings of Phase 1. Part 1 provides an overview of ASEAN+3 bond markets and their infrastructure. Part 2 reports on the bond market-related issues of economies in the region. Part 3 contains diagrams of ASEAN+3 bond market infrastructures, domestic bond transaction flows, and cross-border bond transaction flows.