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This report analyzes how the pandemic has impacted investment in infrastructure in Southeast Asia and assesses how infrastructure development can help drive economic recovery and support sustainable growth.
This report presents case studies that highlight how ADB's teams are working together to design innovative urban projects across the Asia and Pacific region that leverage its value-added services and support sustainable economic growth.
To assure financial and environmental sustainability for Indonesia's power sector, this report proposes restructuring PLN, the country's State Electricity Corporation, and details innovative reforms for stronger governance and regulation.
This publication explores how digitalization is shaking up the finance industry in ASEAN+3 economies, outlines risks and opportunities, and suggests ways of protecting regional financial stability.
This report shows how smart trade and investment policies, and regulatory cooperation in the Asia and Pacific region can help economies tackle climate change, recover from the pandemic, and support resilient and sustainable development.
This supplement provides updated economic projections, revising growth forecasts for developing Asia down slightly from 4.3% to 4.2% in 2022 and from 4.9% to 4.6% in 2023.
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).
This Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of the operational and financial results of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2021.
This paper explores how greener refrigeration and air-conditioning could be provided at city scale.
Articles in this issue address topics that include the economics of investing in COVID-19 vaccines, and the impacts of finance and of population aging on Asia’s economic growth.
This manual aims to support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects in Maldives.
This publication explores the potential for central bank digital currencies to help promote financial inclusion.
Analyzing how the role of ASEAN economies in global value chains has helped spur their recovery and cut poverty, this publication shows the need to future-proof these critical networks to ensure inclusive, sustainable, and greener growth.
This edition notes slowing growth in the last quarter of 2022 in emerging East Asia’s local currency (LCY) bond market, though aggregate issuance of LCY bonds by these economies reached a record high in 2022.
This paper examines the impact of technological change on the wage share of older workers, using data from 30 countries experiencing population aging.
This brief explores how data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for maritime traffic could help monitor and analyze trade flows, port performance, and shipping emissions, among many potential uses.