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Explore our data-rich research, policy analysis, toolkits, guidelines, and other resources on economics and key development topics. Our operational documents are also available in this section.

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Publication | July 2020

COVID-19 Exposes Asian Banks’ Vulnerability to US Dollar Funding

This brief examines the US dollar funding exposure of Asian banks and suggests how policy makers in the region could support financial stability.

Publication | June 2020

Assessing the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing: A Country Diagnostics Toolkit

This diagnostics toolkit is designed to help countries assess the financial management of disaster risk and to provide a basis for them to enhance financial resilience through insurance and other risk transfer instruments.

Publication | June 2020

Three Decades of International Financial Crises: What Have We Learned and What Still Needs to be Done?

This paper highlights lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis, the Global Financial Crisis, and the Eurozone Debt Crisis to identify what more can be done to strengthen financial systems.

Publication | May 2020

Fact Sheets

The 68 fact sheets summarize ADB’s partnerships with member economies, and their relevant data as of end-2019. The quick reference resources provide key facts and figures, and an overview of activities and future directions.

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Publication | April 2020

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020: What Drives Innovation in Asia?

Growth in the region is expected to slow sharply to 2.2% in 2020 under the effects of the current health emergency and then rebound to 6.2% in 2021.

Publication | September 2019

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019

In developing Asia, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 1.1 billion in 2002 to 264 million in 2015.

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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