Data and Research

In the Spotlight

  • Despite Brexit, Asian Economic Growth Remains Strong

    Developing countries in Asia will enjoy continued strong economic growth despite a surprise vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union that chilled an already tepid recovery in Europe, according to the newly released Asian Development Outlook Supplement.

  • Growth Imperative for Aging Asia

    For the past decades, Asia has aged dramatically and these changes in the age structure of the population have a strong effect on government expenditure, revenues and fiscal balances. Still, Asia is far from powerless in mitigating the negative effects of less favorable demographics.

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic: No Longer Among the World’s Most Poor

    A mix of energy and mineral exports, manufacturing, services, and tourism is helping grow the economy, create jobs and lift people out of poverty in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

  • ADB Conference on Economic Development (ACED) 2016

    The first in a series of ADB conferences on economic development, The Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Economic Development, takes place 2-3 June 2016 at The University of Hong Kong – one of Asia’s distinguished research centers.

Economic research and statistical work contributes to knowledge generation in ADB and help strengthen its institutional priorities and effectiveness of country operations. By augmenting the stock of knowledge of developing member countries and the region and disseminating it, ADB's capability to provide informed policy advice and undertake capacity building is enhanced.