Asian Development Bank

A Year of Growth and Strategic Transition

ADB’s 2018 Annual Report focuses on the adoption of a new corporate strategy and highlights the transition in progress across all aspects of its operations and organization to meet the needs of its developing members.

A Year of Growth and Strategic Transition

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019: Strengthening Disaster Resilience

ADB’s flagship economic publication provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including economic growth projections and prospects by country and region.

Infographic

Asian Development Outlook 2019: Growth Outlook

Developing Asia continues to post strong growth, but growth is expected to moderate given softer global economic activity and  prolonged trade tensions.

News Release

Asia Must Prioritize Disaster Resilience in Face of Growing Risks — ADB Study

With the region facing ever-higher disaster risks, developing Asia urgently needs to build its resilience before catastrophe strikes through better planning, setting aside government budget, and encouraging insurance, says a new research.

News Release

PRC Growth to Moderate in 2019 and 2020 Amid Dimmer Global Outlook — ADB

Growth in the People’s Republic of China is expected to moderate in the next two years as global growth slows and trade tensions with the United States weigh on trade and investment, according to ADB.

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

CASE STUDY

Communication Strategies to Enforce Gender Equality Legislation in Mongolia

Evidence-based and targeted communication is key to raising awareness of gender equality issues.

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ADB Women Balancing Professional and Personal Lives: Shaista Hussain

Shaista Hussain, like many other women working at ADB, balances the professional and personal as she contributes to the bank’s development mission. Find out how she makes things work.

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Gender Equality and ADB

Gender equality is not just an issue for women. ADB staff show how they are acting to promote gender equality in the workplace.

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Publication

Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Baseline and Pathways for Transformative Change by 2030

This publication provides the first Sustainable Development Goal assessment of the situation of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific based on data from official sources. 

Publication

Measuring Asset Ownership and Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective: Methodology and Results of Pilot Surveys in Georgia, Mongolia, and the Philippines

Data on women’s ownership of assets are sparse, with no comparable data on individual-level asset ownership. This limits understanding on intra-household dynamics of asset ownership, rights, and preferences from a gender perspective.

Publication

Women’s Asset Ownership: Evidence from Georgia; Mongolia; and Cavite, Philippines

This publication provides insights to help develop methodological guidelines on collecting sex-disaggregated data about asset ownership.

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Video

Solar Energy Training Brightens Up Employment Opportunities for Pakistan’s Women

 In Multan, Pakistan, a group of women are receiving training as solar panel technicians. This initiative is providing them with new income opportunities and raising their status in society.

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Women Entrepreneurs Are Agents of Growth in Armenia's SME Sector

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises play a critical role in the empowerment and economic freedom of women in Armenia, who are increasingly becoming agents of growth for the country's economy.

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South Sumatra's Geothermal Power Project Supports Rural Women's Livelihood

A geothermal power project in South Sumatra is expected to generate more than 90MW of electricity, which will power up to 130,000 homes. The project also supports livelihood improvement of locals, especially rural women. 

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Institutional Document

Kazakhstan Country Gender Assessment

This publication develops a strategic focus for integrating gender concerns into programs and operations of the Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan.

Institutional Document

Georgia: Country Gender Assessment

This publication provides a gender analysis of socioeconomic areas and issues in Georgia and for the Asian Development Bank’s operations in Georgia.

Institutional Document

Uzbekistan Country Gender Assessment: Update

This publication contains a comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic aspects of gender equality in Uzbekistan.

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.

Publication

ADB Green Bonds Newsletter and Impact Report 2017

ADB green bonds support mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to consequences of climate change, while delivering environmentally sustainable growth.

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.

Project Result / Case Study

Investing in Asia’s maiden green bonds

Green bonds are an increasingly viable option for investors in Asia, like pension and superannuation funds, looking to get involved in green sustainable financing.

Publication

Realizing the Potential of Public–Private Partnerships to Advance Asia’s Infrastructure Development

This publication shows how public–private partnerships (PPPs) can be effective to meet Asia’s growing infrastructure needs.

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.