In the Spotlight
Find the latest development statistics for 48 economies and a special look at sex-disaggregated asset ownership data for insights on the gendered experience of poverty.
A special edition of Together We Deliver tells 50 stories of how ADB’s partnerships with government, civil society, the private sector, and other development partners help to meet the needs of a rapidly changing region.
ADB has played an important role in the transformation of Asia and the Pacific over the past 50 years. As ADB continues to evolve and adapt to the region’s changing development landscape, the experiences highlighted in this book can provide valuable insight on how best to serve Asia and the Pacific in the future.
ADB’s flagship annual economic publication forecasts GDP growth in Asia and the Pacific to reach 5.7% in 2017 and 2018, a slight deceleration from the 5.8% registered in 2016. Risks to the outlook include higher US interest rates, which will accelerate capital outflows, although this risk is mitigated to some degree by abundant liquidity throughout the region.