Data and Research
In the Spotlight
Basic Statistics 2015 covers the indicators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) such as the proportion of population living below $1.25 (PPP) a day, infant mortality rate, carbon dioxide emissions.
ADB's Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2015 projects that developing Asia will grow at a steady 6.3% in 2015 and 2016, supported by a strengthening recovery in the major industrial economies and soft global commodity prices.
Widening credit spreads, a stronger United States dollar, Greece’s debt crisis, and plunging oil prices are growing risks to local currency bonds in emerging East Asia, the latest Asia Bond Monitor shows.
Low oil prices are having a broad impact on the economies of the region, with opportunities arising to address many longstanding macroeconomic issues.
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.