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About ADBI

ADBI was ranked the world's second-best government-affiliated think tank in 2017. The 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is the result of a survey of think tanks, journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, and functional and regional area specialists to identify and recognize the leading think tanks worldwide. ADBI also ranked second among regional studies centers, sixth among think tank networks, and seventh among international development think tanks.

ADBI provides intellectual input for policy makers in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). It does so by conducting research with a focus on medium- to long-term development issues of strategic importance that affects the region and through capacity building and training (CBT) activities that contribute to ADB’s overarching objective of poverty reduction.

The objectives of ADBI are to identify effective development strategies and improve the capacity for sound development of the agencies and organizations engaged in development work in ADB’s DMCs. ADBI focuses its activities on areas where it has a strategic advantage, such as the analysis of emerging policy issues from regional as well as medium- to long-term perspectives, and the facilitation of policy dialogue among senior DMC policy makers. ADBI also seeks to enhance its visibility, impact, and accessibility through high-quality knowledge products and services. It strives to be a trusted source of insight, knowledge, and information to which policy makers, academics, and others interested in Asia’s development issues turn for guidance.

Key Facts

Dean Naoyuki Yoshino
Office Tokyo, Japan
Founded 1997
  • Research
  • Capacity Building and Training
  • Administration, Management, and Coordination
Personnel 51, representing 15 nationalities
Budget $15.854 million

Official Holidays

ADBI will be closed for these official holidays in 2018:

Monday, 1 January New Year's Day (元旦)
Tuesday, 2 January New Year Holiday (正月休み)
Wednesday, 3 January New Year Holiday (正月休み)
Monday, 8 January Coming-of-Age Day (成人の日)
Sunday, 11 February National Foundation Day (建国記念の日)
Monday, 12 February Substitute Holiday (振替休日)
Wednesday, 21 March Vernal Equinox Day (春分の日)
Sunday, 29 April Showa Day (昭和の日)
Monday, 30 April Substitute Holiday (振替休日)
Thursday, 3 May Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日)
Friday, 4 May Greenery Day (みどりの日)
Saturday, 5 May Children's Day (子供の日)
Monday, 16 July Marine Day (海の日)
Saturday, 11 August Mountain Day (山の日)
Monday, 17 September Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日)
Sunday, 23 September Autumnal Equinox Day (秋分の日)
Monday, 24 September Substitute Holiday (振替休日)
Monday, 8 October Health and Sports Day (体育の日)
Saturday, 3 November Culture Day (文化の日)
Friday, 23 November Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日)
Sunday, 23 December Emperor's Birthday (天皇誕生日)
Monday, 24 December Substitute Holiday (振替休日)
Saturday, 29 December Year End Holiday (年末休み)
Sunday, 30 December Year End Holiday (年末休み)
Monday, 31 December Year End Holiday (大晦日)