Latest Publications

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.

Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Progress Report 2013

ADB, Australian Government and the New Zealand Aid Program renewed the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) for a third phase that will run for 6 years until June 2019 with significantly increased funding.

Moving from Risk to Resilience: Sustainable Urban Development in the Pacific

This publication recommends risk reduction and adaptation measures to promote more sustainable urban development.

Pacific Economic Monitor - December 2013

This edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates 2013 and 2014 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The theme of the policy brief included in this issue is the economics of climate change in the Pacific.

Economics of Climate Proofing at the Project Level: Two Pacific Case Studies

This work supports ADB's thrust towards developing guidelines for climate adaptation and climate proofing of proposed projects in the Pacific DMCs, which are extremely vulnerable to climate change, particularly sea level rise. This study mainly involved the development of economic models of cost and benefit analysis for the climate proofing of projects under different climate change scenarios, using two ADB-funded road development sector projects in the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste as case studies.

The Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific

This study identifies the effects and quantifies the costs of these adverse outcomes to the Pacific island economies, with details provided for selected key sectors including agriculture, fisheries, tourism, coral reefs, and human health.

Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific (2013)

This book provides an energy outlook for the region up to the year 2035 to help identify policy, social, infrastructure, and technology issues that must be addressed to meet future energy needs of ADB members in Asia and the Pacific.

Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery

The annual Asian Development Outlook, generally launched in April, presents an analysis of developing Asia’s recent economic performance plus its prospects for the next 2 years. This Update shows whether these forecasts were met, explaining divergence between forecasts and the actual outturn, and firms the forecasts for the next 18 months or so.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Coral Triangle

How ADB is helping Pacific Coral Triangle countries improve the resilience of their coastal and marine ecosystem to the pressures of climate change.

Climate Change and Transport

This flyer gives an overview of the challenges facing Pacific island countries and shows how inclusive and sustainable transport development is crucial towards the region’s growth.