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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Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure
Developing Asia’s demand for high-quality, integrated infrastructure requires a steady but equitable supply of land.
Pakistan: Reviving Growth through Competitiveness
This country diagnostic examines constraints to Pakistan achieving strong, sustained, and inclusive growth and proposes key sector reforms to boost the country’s economic competitiveness.
Putting People at the Heart of Policy Design: Using Human-Centered Design to Serve All
This book discusses how human-centered principles and methods can be applied to improve the design of policies and projects to increase positive impacts for beneficiaries.
Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
This book reviews progress with regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific and explores how it can be reshaped to achieve a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future.
Macroeconomic Stabilization in the Digital Age
Policy makers need to be aware of the increasing prominence of the digital economy and digital finance and seek to better understand how continued digitalization will affect policies aimed at managing the economy.
Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs: Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects
This book contains a compilation of articles covering diverse perspectives on the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific as well as the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on skills and workforce development.
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.