Data and Research

In the Spotlight

  • A Huge Leap in Data Collection

    Quality data are critical to tracking progress towards the new Sustainable Development Goals. ADB is working with governments to improve data collection through simple technology.

  • Fishing Industry in the Pacific: 12 Things to Know

    Pacific nations are managing fishing licenses to maximize benefits, according to the Pacific Economic Monitor

  • 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.

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.