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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Key Management Issues for Low-Volume Rural Roads in Asia and the Pacific
This publication describes the key technical and managerial approaches for successful low-volume rural road programs and how these programs can contribute to poverty reduction and other Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate Change and Sovereign Risk
Governments must climate-proof their economies and public finances or potentially face an ever-worsening spiral of climate vulnerability and unsustainable debt burdens.
Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy
Relying on fewer energy resources, especially fossil fuels, will enhance energy insecurity for resource-poor economies.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Update: Wellness in Worrying Times
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global economic activity, developing Asia's gross domestic product is now expected to contract by 0.7% in 2020. GDP is projected to grow by 6.8% in 2021.
Navigating COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific
This book gathers analysis and ideas to help policy makers tackle the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and build a more resilient and sustainable future.
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020
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.
Azerbaijan: Moving Toward More Diversified, Resilient, and Inclusive Development
Azerbaijan has set the course for the economy to reduce its dependence on oil by promoting new drivers of growth. This publication emphasizes the need for diversification, particularly in the agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing sectors.
Reforms, Opportunities, and Challenges for State-Owned Enterprises
This book explores issues relating to the role and performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, and Viet Nam, with insights on evolving roles in the Republic of Korea.
Indonesia and the Asian Development Bank: Fifty Years of Partnership
This book is a history of the partnership between Indonesia and ADB in the last five decades. Since Indonesia became a founding member of ADB in 1966, both have evolved in remarkable ways.
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.