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Publication | April 2022

Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure: Unlocking Opportunities for Asia and the Pacific

This publication explores practical ways of providing disaster-resilient infrastructure along with significant co-benefits across Asia and the Pacific.

Publication | April 2022

Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2021: Volume II—How Asia’s Small Businesses Survived a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey Evidence

This volume examines the experiences of Asia’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) during the first year of the pandemic and discusses post-pandemic policy actions for MSME development.

Publication | April 2022

Basic Statistics 2022

Basic Statistics 2022 presents data for 46 economies in Asia and the Pacific on development indicators tracking progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Publication | May 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement: A New Paradigm in Asian Regional Cooperation?

This report compares the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with other free trade agreements and suggests how policy makers can promote its successful implementation.

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Institutional Document | April 2022

ADB Annual Report 2021

This Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of the operational and financial results of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2021.

Publication | April 2022

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022: Mobilizing Taxes for Development

This report outlines economic prospects in developing Asia amid global turbulence and lingering pandemic risks. Developing Asia’s outlook remains positive, with growth of 5.2% expected in 2022 and 5.3% in 2023.

Publication | February 2022

Asian Economic Integration Report 2022: Advancing Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific

This report explores how Asia and the Pacific can capitalize on growing opportunities in digital services through structural reforms and international cooperation.

Publication | August 2021

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is threatening Asia and the Pacific's progress toward critical targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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