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Latest Publications

  • Closing Development Gaps: Challenges and Policy

    There are significant income and nonincome development gaps around the world. Closing these gaps will require not only increasing and sustaining economic growth in low-income regions, but also policies that close nonincome development gaps directly....
  • Trade Facilitation Measures Under Free Trade Agreements: Are They Discriminatory Against Non-Members?

    Are trade facilitation measures under free trade agreements (FTAs) discriminatory? This important question has yet to be sufficiently explored by the existing literature on trade facilitation. Despite the multilateral scope and non-discriminatory...
  • Monetary Policy and Financial Stability: Is Inflation Targeting Passe?

    It would be easy to say that central banks should consider asset prices as one of the objectives to avoid boom and bust cycles, as happened in the 2007-2009 crisis; the dotcom bubble of 2001; and the Japanese boom and bust of the 1980s and 1990s. However...
  • Reports02 Apr 2014

    Indonesia: Critical Development Constraints

    Indonesia, despite steady economic growth in recent years, faces formidable challenges going forward. Economic growth has not returned to the level that prevailed before the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Progress toward reducing poverty and inequalities...
  • Reports02 Apr 2014

    Asia Bond Monitor - Summer 2010

    The Asia Bond Monitor (ABM) reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. The ABM covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People's Republic...
  • Reports02 Apr 2014

    Asia Economic Monitor - July 2010

    The Asia Economic Monitor is a semiannual review of emerging East Asia's growth and policy issues. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; and Taipei,China....

  • Asia Bond Monitor

    The Asia Bond Monitor (ABM) reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options.

  • Asian Development Outlook

    The Asian Development Outlook, popularly known as the ADO, is a series of annual economic reports on the developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank.

  • Asian Development Review

    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific.

  • Asian Economic Integration Monitor

    The Asian Economic Integration Monitor is a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration.

  • Basic Statistics

    Basic Statistics is an annual publication providing updated data for 45 member economies of the Asian Development Bank for indicators on millennium development goals and other key social and economic indicators including land, population, national accounts, prices, money, balance of payments, reserves, external debt, and central government finance.

  • Economics Working Papers

    The series deals with key economic and development problems, particularly those facing the Asia and Pacific region; as well as conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project/program economic analysis, and statistical data and measurement.

  • e-Quarterly Research Bulletin

    The e-Quarterly Research Bulletin is a publication from the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank.

  • Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific

    The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank. It presents economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB.

  • Regional Economic Integration Working Papers

    The ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration focuses on topics relating to regional cooperation and integration in the areas of infrastructure and software, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods.