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29 Jan 2021 | Publication
Constructing Purchasing Power Parities Using a Reduced Information Approach: A Research Study
This publication presents a cost-effective “reduced information” approach for estimating purchasing power parities (PPPs).
19 Jan 2021 | Institutional Document
Pacific Energy Update 2020
This document provides an overview of ADB’s ongoing and completed initiatives in the Pacific energy sector as of 2020, including work to scale up operations and finance new sources of renewable power.
29 Dec 2020 | Publication
The Wellness Economy: A Comprehensive System of National Accounts Approach
This working paper explains how to derive indicators for a country's wellness sector using the system of national accounts framework. It also provides estimates of these indicators for 10 countries in developing Asia across 2 time periods.
21 Dec 2020 | Publication
Empowering the Vulnerable in Tonga: A Success Story on Social Protection Services
This publication draws on the positive impact of a social protection program in Tonga that caters to the essential needs of vulnerable families and people, stemming from collaborative efforts of governments and civil society organizations.
17 Dec 2020 | Institutional Document
Eleven Small Pacific Island Countries: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)
The Pacific Approach, 2016–20201 serves as the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) country partnership strategy for the eleven small Pacific island countries (PIC-11). The priorities of the Pacific Approach, 2016–2020 will remain valid for the PIC-11 country operations business plan (COBP), 2021–2023 until the new Pacific Approach for 2021–2025 is considered in 2021.
16 Dec 2020 | Publication
Economic Indicators for Southeast Asia and the Pacific: Input-Output Tables
This report contains the latest estimates of input–output tables for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and a more comprehensive range of statistics relevant to analyzing production, trade, and interrelations between firms, industries, and economy sectors in the region.
15 Dec 2020 | Publication
Pacific Economic Monitor – December 2020
Sufficient provisioning for health and social protection will help support a swift, inclusive recovery in Pacific island countries.
11 Dec 2020 | Publication
Blue Ocean Tourism in Asia and the Pacific: Trends and Directions before the Coronavirus Crisis
Tourism has played only a marginal part in the blue economy of the Asia and Pacific region.
10 Dec 2020 | Institutional Document
Fiji: Country Operations Business Plan (2021–2023)
The country operations business plan, 2021–2023 for Fiji of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy, 2019–2023 for Fiji. ADB will continue to support Fiji to achieve sustained, inclusive, private sector-led growth by focusing on three strategic objectives: (i) promote private sector investment and growth, (ii) broaden access to quality services and economic opportunities, and (iii) build resilience and reduce economic volatility.
08 Dec 2020 | Publication
Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You: National Climate Change Legal Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific
Report 3 provides holistic syntheses of the climate legal and policy frameworks of 32 countries in Asia and the Pacific and discusses key legislative trends and climate-relevant constitutional rights.