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What makes a city livable?

A new joint publication by four regional development banks explores global urban development trends and proposes solutions for cities in developing and emerging economies to become more livable. Read more

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What makes a city livable?

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Achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining our efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

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Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019 Update: Fostering Growth and Inclusion in Asia's Cities

Developing Asia’s gross domestic product is forecast to slow from 5.9% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019 and 5.5% in 2020. Inflation across developing Asia is forecast to increase from 2.5% in 2018 to 2.7% this year and in 2020.

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At your service: trade liberalization could bring huge benefits to Southeast Asia

Making it easier for workers to move between countries is key to liberalizing the trade in services and unleashing the benefits it will produce across national and regional economies.

Urban Transport

For a livable city, an efficient, affordable, and environmentally sustainable transport network is crucial. This week at ADB headquarters, the Urban Transport for Livable Cities 2019 Forum will showcase sustainable urban transport solutions from throughout Asia and the Pacific.


Impact Evaluation of Transport Interventions: A Review of the Evidence

This publication reviews 91 impact evaluations of transport interventions in developing countries, summarizes findings on outcomes, identifies evidence gaps, and proposes ways forward.


Sustainable Transport Solutions: Low-Carbon Buses in the People's Republic of China

This publication discusses the real-world performance data of low-carbon buses in the People’s Republic of China.

ADB in the Capital Markets

A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through bond issues in international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.

Institutional Document

Investor Presentation

The ADB Investor Presentation provides an overview of the Asian Development Bank, its operations, and other information relevant to prospective investors.


ADB Green Bonds Newsletter and Impact Report 2018

At least 75% of the number of ADB’s committed operations will be supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation by 2030. Climate finance from ADB’s own resources will reach $80 billion during 2019–2030.

Private Sector Financing

Private investment is key to Asia’s prosperity. ADB works with private sector clients to empower communities in many ways—like building the infrastructure they need, boosting farmer incomes, and delivering clean energy supplies.


Public–Private Partnership Monitor (Second Edition)

This publication presents information on the status of the public–private partnership (PPP) environment in 12 ADB member countries.


Scaling-up Investment in Agribusiness is Helping Transform Asia and the Pacific

Agribusiness is a potent way for countries to achieve almost all of their SDGs. ADB is working with private sector partners to have transformational impact on agribusiness in Asia and the Pacific.

ADB Data Library

The ADB Data Library is the central store for all of ADB's public data. Browse data, view visualizations and interact with APIs.