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Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2022: Volume I—Country and Regional Reviews

Publication | November 2022

Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2022: Volume I—Country and Regional Reviews

This volume provides data and analysis on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Central and West Asia to help policymakers support the development of these businesses.

Unlocking the Potential of Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | November 2022

Unlocking the Potential of Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific

This book explains how rapid digitalization during COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of digital services trade in Asia and the Pacific, and provides analysis on the opportunities, challenges, and associated risks.

Working Together for Development Results: Lessons from ADB and Civil Society Organization Engagement in South Asia

Publication | December 2022

Working Together for Development Results: Lessons from ADB and Civil Society Organization Engagement in South Asia

This publication shows how ADB continues to explore new ways to deepen its relationship with civil society organizations and increase the impact of its development projects in South Asia.

Decentralization, Local Governance, and Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | November 2022

Decentralization, Local Governance, and Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

This book, copublished with Routledge, explores the crucial role of subnational levels of government in accelerating progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific.

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Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 Update: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Publication | September 2022

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 Update: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

In this report, ADB has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia and the Pacific to 4.3% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023, amid mounting challenges. Its theme chapter looks at how digital entrepreneurship spurs growth and innovation.

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022

Publication | August 2022

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022

This publication provides updated statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, and environmental measures as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ADB Annual Report 2021

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.

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

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.

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