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Asian Development Bank Website: 12 Things to Know

Article | 13 March 2013 showcases ADB's efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Asia and the Pacific. The range, reach and utility of the services it delivers to users are continuously refined and upgraded. Here are 12 things you should know about

  1.'s redesign was completed in 2012. The revamp aimed to find innovative, meaningful ways to reach target audiences, share development knowledge, and clearly communicate ADB's impact.
    Source: Learn more about ADB
  2. The improved projects section allows users to browse and search project data sheets and project documents of more than 6,000 ADB projects, serving as a one-stop-shop for easily accessible project information.
    Source: Visit the projects section
  3. ADB released more than 455 new publications through in 2012. More than 34,754 PDF files were downloaded in excess of 720,000 times. The majority of ADB publications are available for download free of charge.
    Source: Visit the publications section
  4. The website is integrated with ADB's growing social media presence. In 2012, followers on ADB's Twitter channel grew three folds to over 6,800, while ADB's Facebook channel increased its fan base from 2,900 to over 46,000.
    Source: Follow ADB on Twitter and like the Facebook page
  5.'s new site search offers improved relevance and accuracy, enabling users to refine search results by using multiple filters.
    Source: Search the website
  6. provides libraries with Machine Readable Cataloging (MaRC) records that can be integrated into library systems. Records for the entire publications catalog and quarterly updates are available for download on the website for free.
    Source: Visit the publications section
  7. Over 60,000 subscribers receive updates through ADB e-mail alerts. Users can choose selected areas of interest and whether to receive the e-mail alerts daily, weekly, or immediately.
    Sign up for e-mail alerts
  8. ADB ON THE GO, a free-of-charge news and information app for users of smart phones and tablet computers, is now available for download. visitors using mobile devices more than doubled in 2012, compared with the previous year.
    Source: ADB's mobile apps
  9. Another way of getting the latest information on ADB operations is by subscribing to ADB's RSS feeds at
    Source: RSS feeds
  10. The Asian Development Blog, a site designed to exchange ideas and share knowledge on development issues in Asia and the Pacific region, was launched in 2013.
    Source: Asian Development Blog
  11. ADB's website received more than 13 million visits in the last 3 years, or an average of about 4.3 million annually. Pages were viewed more than 54 million times from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, the number of page views reached over 17 million.
    Source: Explore
  12. Almost 60% of visitors are from ADB's developing member countries. Among the most popular pages of the website are the projects, publications and careers sections.
    Source: Learn about ADB's member countries