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Publication | February 2021

Asian Economic Integration Report 2021: Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia and the Pacific

This publication examines the initial impact on trade, investment, finance, and people’s mobility as the coronavirus disease pandemic struck Asia and the Pacific.

Publication | January 2021

Reaping the Benefits of Industry 4.0 through Skills Development in High-Growth Industries in Southeast Asia: Insights from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam

This publication explores the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the future of jobs, skills, and training in Southeast Asia, particularly for high growth industries in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.

Publication | January 2021

Corporate Governance in South Asia: Trends and Challenges

This report analyzes four core areas of corporate governance in South Asia in light of global trends and best practices. It assesses the necessary regulatory preconditions for strong financial and economic development.

Publication | January 2021

Regional Public Goods in Asia and Europe

This report reviews regional public goods along with the challenges and benefits of their provision in Asia and Europe. Case studies and comparative analysis offer lessons for Asia.

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Publication | December 2020

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Supplement: Paths Diverge in Recovery from the Pandemic

This publication shares updated economic forecasts for Asia and the Pacific and outlines diverging projections for the region.

Publication | September 2020

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020

The report highlights how the region has become the biggest contributor to global gross domestic product (GDP), reaching a 34.9% share in 2019 from 26.3% in 2000.

Institutional Document | May 2020

ADB Annual Report 2019

This Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of the operational and financial results of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2019.

Institutional Document | July 2018

Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

Strategy 2030 sets the course for ADB’s efforts to respond effectively to the Asia and Pacific region’s changing needs.

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