Publications and Documents
Explore our data-rich research, policy analysis, toolkits, guidelines, and other resources on economics and key development topics. Our operational documents are also available in this section.
This report highlights the benefits of issuing blue bonds, details eligible project categories, and explains the process of issuing the instruments as appetite grows for ocean-themed debt that can help develop a sustainable blue economy.
This framework outlines how to integrate gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) into ADB’s operations in South Asia to help close the gender gap, combat exclusion, and bolster equitable economic growth.
This guidance note outlines how sector agencies in South Asia can develop gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) strategies, highlights their key elements, and shows how to effectively integrate them into projects and policies.
This brochure highlights key strategies and operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its support for developing member countries (DMCs) to use digital technologies more effectively for the benefit of all.
Addressing rapid urbanization across Asia and the Pacific, this guide summarizes the strategic direction and details of Asian Development Bank (ADB) support for cities in developing member countries (DMCs).
This tool kit explores some of the key attributes of potential and existing emission trading systems, carbon taxes, and fossil fuel subsidies rationalization programs in Asia and the Pacific and other emerging countries.
This guide summarizes the operational directions and range of Asian Development Bank (ADB) support for the finance sectors in developing member countries (DMCs).
This Energy Sector Directional Guide (ESDG) provides the strategic direction of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the energy sector.
For tackling complex global challenges, this publication advises how a Gateway Process (GP) can help the Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries channel scarce public resources into viable, sustainable, efficient infrastructure investments.
This guide provides practical tips for addressing menstrual health as part of urban development, water, and sanitation work in the Pacific to promote gender equality and well-being.
Designed to identify and tackle sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) in ADB-financed projects with civil works, this Good Practice Note sets out recommendations to prevent, mitigate, and manage SEAH risks in the workplace and project communities.
This guide provides advice on setting up logistics centers in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) member countries to support trade.
This guide provides strategic direction for the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) support to the water sector through 2030.
This manual aims to support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects in Maldives.
This publication is designed as a field kit to help Nepal’s Kathmandu Upatayaka Khanepani Ltd. (KUKL) follow standard environmental planning, monitoring, and reporting in its work to supply water and sanitation to the Kathmandu Valley.
This guidebook analyzes India’s plans to use rooftop solar power to boost its renewable energy, explains the benefits it offers, and details why new business models and market mechanisms would drive greater adoption.