Asian Development Outlook 2012 Launch

ADB's flagship publication Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2012 provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, with growth projections by country and region. The ADO special theme chapter, “Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia,” explores ways that policy makers in the region can tackle the problem of widening inequality.  The ADO 2012 will address the following:

  • The immediate economic prospects for developing Asia and the risks that lie ahead
  • The extent to which the sovereign debt crisis in Europe is undermining Asian growth
  • The growing inequality in leading Asian nations despite impressive economic gains
  • The consequences for Asia if inequality is allowed to widen further

Asian Development Outlook 2012 includes analysis of 45 economies, including People’s Republic of China and India. The ADO also examines the medium-term prospects for developing Asia, by country and by sub region:  East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific.