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Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Supplement: A Firmer Growth Outlook for Asia
The growth outlook for developing Asia this year is upgraded to 6.0%, or 0.1 percentage points higher than the rate envisaged in September in Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update.
Flexibility of Adjustment to Shocks: Economic Growth and Volatility of Middle-Income Countries Before and After the Global Financial Crisis of 2008
This paper analyzes the role of institutions and macroeconomic fundamentals on countries' adjustment to shocks especially for middle-income countries before and after the global financial crisis.
Asia’s Middle-Income Challenge: An Overview
This paper explores key developmental challenges facing middle-income Asian economies, and puts forth concrete policy options for tackling those challenges.
Asian Economic Integration Report 2017
Asia and the Pacific is leading a recovery in world trade amid the continued uncertainty surrounding the global trade policy environment.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership
Developing Asia is forecast to expand by 5.9% in 2017 and 5.8% in 2018, a slight upgrade from projections in Asian Development Outlook 2017.
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017
Asia and the Pacific accounted for 40.9% of global GDP in 2016, up from 29.4% in 2000. The People’s Republic of China, India, and Japan accounted for about 70% of the region’s total output in 2016.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017 Supplement: Cautious Optimism for Asia's Outlook
With export demand stronger than expected in the first quarter of 2017, the region’s GDP is forecast to expand somewhat faster than forecast in April in Asian Development Outlook 2017.
Basic Statistics 2017
Basic Statistics 2017 contains development indicators for 45 economies in the Asia and Pacific Region. The publication covers selected indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the proportion of population living below $1.90 (PPP) a day, maternal mortality ratio, carbon dioxide emissions, and proportion of individuals using the internet. It also contains data on basic social and economic indicators such as the population, gross domestic product (GDP), inflation rate, trade balance, external debt, fiscal balance, and others.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017: Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge
Developing Asia has continued to perform well, even as recovery in the major industrial economies remains weak. The region is forecast to expand by 5.7% in 2017 and 2018, nearly the 5.8% growth achieved in 2016.
Macroprudential Policy Frameworks in Developing Asian Economies
As Asia becomes more interconnected, a key priority is to ensure that macroprudential policies adequately help control systemic risks.