Economic Analysis Retrospectives present an assessment of how well economic analysis is applied in the identification and development of ADB-financed projects and programs.
Sustaining and accelerating the course of poverty reduction requires stepping up efforts for inclusive growth. Past experience in developing Asia demonstrates the critical significance of inclusive growth for poverty reduction. By improving the access of the poor to markets, increasing productivity and creating further opportunities for employment, inclusive growth mainstreams the poor to actively participate in the growth process, thereby contributing to raising their standards of living.
This brief underscores the importance of infrastructure investments in enabling markets to develop and function efficiently, thereby mainstreaming the poor.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (6 December 2016) — With average growth in the Pacific now projected at 2.7% in 2016 and 3.3% in 2017 — the lowest since the global financial and economic crisis — policies to reinvigorate and sustain economic activity need to be prioritized, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) December 2016 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.
The Pacific Approach 2016–2020 will serve as the overall country partnership strategy for the 11 smallest Pacific countries.
Most Pacific economies are unlikely to be significantly affected by heightened uncertainty in the global economy, says the ADB July 2016 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor, launched today in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Vice-Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Fernando La Sama de Araújo, and representatives from ADB have taken part in a ground-breaking ceremony to upgrade a stretch of road along the Manatuto-Natarbora route.
The Pacific region is benefitting from stronger links with Asia’s growing economies, and can gain more with targeted policy reforms and investments, according to ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.
The Government of Kiribati, the University of the South Pacific (USP), and ADB participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to officially mark the first step toward upgrading the USP’s Tarawa Campus, which will boost students’ access to higher education.
Economies across the Pacific region will face rising challenges in generating needed jobs for their rapidly growing working-age populations in coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.
Asian Development Bank and New Zealand are helping the Government of Tonga reconstruct and climate and disaster-proof the electricity network and school facilities that were damaged by Cyclone Ian in January 2014.
Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to rise to 5.4% in 2014 from 4.8% in 2013, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Asian Development Outlook 2014, launched in Sydney today.
Fiscal pressures are expected to increase in the Pacific in 2014, according to the latest issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Pacific Economic Monitor, launched today at the offices of the New Zealand Aid Programme.