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This book is a history of the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established 50 years ago to serve Asia and the Pacific. It focuses on the region’s economic development, the evolution of the international development agenda, and the story of ADB itself.
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This publication highlights brighter economic prospects for Asia and the Pacific amid ongoing challenges. It forecasts growth across the region’s developing economies of 4.8% this year and in 2024, up from 4.2% in 2022.
Since its founding in 1997, ADBI has worked to provide governments and stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific with policy knowledge to effectively address sustainable development challenges and opportunities.
This book explains how rapid digitalization during COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of digital services trade in Asia and the Pacific, and provides analysis on the opportunities, challenges, and associated risks.
This book, copublished with Routledge, explores the crucial role of subnational levels of government in accelerating progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific.
Far-reaching efforts are needed to reduce Asia's emissions and realize a 1.5°C temperature drop required to fight climate change and associated threats to sustainable development.
Active labor market policies can enhance the income-generating potential of the unemployed or underemployed and accelerate inclusive recovery after the pandemic.
High-speed rail’s capacity to accelerate regional development is driven by the non-linear, dynamic, technical, and social interactions in a high-speed rail system.
This book examines clean energy financing and approaches in hydropower and demand-side energy efficiency projects, along with policies and strategies based on experiences in South Asia.