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Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 2

Publication | September 2022

Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 2

This issue highlights the impact of technology on Asia's global value chains and considers development subjects including remittances, conditional cash transfers, agriculture, and bank credit.

Asia Bond Monitor – September 2022

Publication | September 2022

Asia Bond Monitor – September 2022

This edition reviews developments in East Asian financial conditions and local currency bond markets. Long-term bond yields declined reflecting a dimming growth outlook while bond issuance achieved a record-high in the second quarter of 2022.

Beating the Heat: Investing in Pro-Poor Solutions for Urban Resilience

Publication | August 2022

Beating the Heat: Investing in Pro-Poor Solutions for Urban Resilience

This publication examines opportunities for pursuing pro-poor urban resilience initiatives to reduce the increasing impacts of heat stress faced by urban populations in Asia and the Pacific.

Toward Inclusive Access to Trade Finance: Lessons from the Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey

Publication | August 2022

Toward Inclusive Access to Trade Finance: Lessons from the Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey

Drawing on a decade of surveys, this report discusses trade finance trends and identifies how access to trade finance can become more inclusive.

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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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