Economic and Political Updates

The Economic and Political Updates set out the political and economic changes in Asian Development Bank's member countries.

  • March 2017

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (March 2017)

    Nepal's GDP is forecast to grow between 5.2% to 6.2% in FY2017, and inflation to range between 6.0% and 6.5%. This report analyzes Nepal’s mid-year performance in real, fiscal, monetary, and external sectors for FY2017.
  • August 2016

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (August 2016)

    This macroeconomic update for Nepal analyzes FY2016 outcomes in real, fiscal, monetary, and external sectors. It forecasts FY2017 GDP growth to increase to 4.8% from 0.8% in FY2016, with inflation projected to decrease to 8.5%.
  • March 2016

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (March 2016)

    FY2016 GDP growth for Nepal is forecasted to slide further down to 1.5%, from 3.0% in FY2015, based on this macroeconomic update for Nepal. Inflation is also projected to increase to 10.5%.
  • August 2015

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (August 2015)

    This edition of Macroeconomic Update forecasts FY2016 GDP growth and inflation to be at 4.5-5.5% and 8.5%-9.5%, respectively for Nepal. It includes a section on accelerating post-eartquake reconstrution for faster recovery.
  • February 2015

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (February 2015)

    This edition of Macroeconomic Update forecasts FY2015 GDP growth to be between 4.0% and 5.0%, and inflation to be between 7.0% and 8.0% for Nepal. It includes a section on the importance of quarterly GDP data for policy makers.
  • August 2014

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (August 2014)

    As a result of the bumper agricultural harvest, moderate recovery in construction, and robust services activities backed by high remittance income, GDP for Nepal grew by an estimated 5.2% in FY2014, up from 3.5% in FY2013.
  • May 2014

    Fiji: Update 2014

    This update for Fiji outlines political and economic changes in the country since the last update was circulated to the Asian Development Bank Board of Directors on 20 June 2013.
  • February 2014

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (February 2014)

    This edition of Macroeconomic Update forecasts FY2014 GDP growth and inflation to be at 4.5% and 10.0%, respectively. It also includes a section on export competitiveness and addressing domestic supply-side constraints.
  • August 2013

    Macroeconomic Update: Nepal (August 2013)

    This edition of Macroeconomic Update forcasts GDP growth at 4.5% in FY2014 for Nepal. It also explores the prospects and challenges faced by Nepal in graduating to developing country status.
  • June 2013

    Fiji: Update (June 2013)

    This paper sets out the political and economic changes in the Republic of Fiji since the last update was circulated to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Directors on 4 May 2012.

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