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.
The operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in fragile and conflict-affected situations, small island developing states, and emergency situations are confronted with numerous challenges specific to each country, region, and territory.
This manual discusses the process of climate risk screening/climate risk and vulnerability assessment (CRVA) mainstreamed into the project formulation and implementation system of Bangladesh.
This publication explores how data from administrative records can complement traditional data sources such as surveys and censuses to enhance government planning for sustainable and inclusive development.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has various tools to support gender mainstreaming, but these tools are not tailored to public–private partnerships (PPPs). ADB developed this tool kit for anyone engaged in PPP operations to integrate gender considerations in PPP projects throughout the development cycle.
This publication explores marine renewable energy sources from floating solar farms to deep ocean turbines and shows how increasing the capacity of the blue economy can help the Asia and Pacific region transition to a clean energy, low carbon future.
This handbook shows how the Build4Skills program integrates traineeships into ADB-backed infrastructure construction projects in Asia and the Pacific to provide cost-efficient training that boosts employability and makes projects more inclusive.
This guidance note shares insights on economic corridor development as an area-based approach and explores how to facilitate these multisector programs.
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 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.
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.
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 guide summarizes the operational directions and range of Asian Development Bank (ADB) support for the finance sectors 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 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.