Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Publication | August 2011

Throughout Asia and the Pacific, GDP growth in 2010 has recovered significantly after the economic downturn of 2008–2009. Employment grew and poverty was reduced but the quality of jobs in Asia remains inadequate.

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This issue of the Key Indicators highlights the crucial role of higher quality employment in economic growth and poverty reduction in Part I - Toward Higher Quality Employment in Asia - followed by statistical tables in Parts II and III with short, nontechnical commentaries on economic, financial, social, and environmental developments. Part II comprises the first set of statistical tables and commentaries, which look at the MDGs and progress in the region toward achieving key targets. The second set of tables, which are in Part III, is grouped into seven themes providing a broader picture of economic, financial, social, and environmental developments. The aim of the publication is to provide the latest key statistics on development issues concerning Asian and Pacific economies to a wide audience including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public. This year, the ADB presents a special supplement to the Key Indicators- theFramework of Inclusive Growth Indicators, which defines inclusive growth and measures economies' progress in ensuring that economic growth benefits all.

The Key Indicators 2011 is divided into the following parts:

Economy tables, available only in CD-ROM and through ADB's website, carry a 20-year time-series of data on

  • population
  • price indexes
  • international reserves
  • labor force
  • money and banking
  • exchange rates
  • national accounts
  • government finance
  • external indebtedness
  • production
  • external trade
  • energy
  • balance of payments


Part I: Special Chapter: Toward Higher Quality Employment in Asia

Introduction and Background PDF
What is Higher Quality Employment? PDF
Why is the Quality of Employment Important? PDF
Patterns and Trends in the Quality of Employment PDF
Selected Interventions to Promote Higher Quality Employment PDF
Conclusion PDF
Appendix: Cross-Economy Regression Models of Poverty Changes and Formalization of Employment PDF

Part II – Millennium Development Goals

Introduction to the Millennium Development Goals PDF
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger ZIP
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education ZIP
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women  ZIP
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality  ZIP
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health  ZIP
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases  ZIP
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability  ZIP
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development  ZIP

Part III – Regional Trends and Tables

Introduction to the Regional Trends and Tables  PDF
People  ZIP
Economy and Output  ZIP
Money, Finance, and Prices  ZIP
Globalization  ZIP
Transport, Electricity, and Communications  ZIP
Energy and Environment ZIP
Government and Governance ZIP

Part IV Definitions

Statistics by Economy

Afghanistan XLS
Armenia  XLS
Australia  XLS
Azerbaijan  XLS
Bangladesh  XLS
Bhutan  XLS
Brunei Darussalam  XLS
Cambodia  XLS
China, People's Republic of  XLS
Cook Islands  XLS
Fiji XLS
Georgia  XLS
Hong Kong, China  XLS
India  XLS
Indonesia  XLS
Japan  XLS
Kazakhstan  XLS
Kiribati  XLS
Korea, Republic of  XLS
Kyrgyz Republic  XLS
Lao People's Democratic Republic  XLS
Malaysia  XLS
Maldives  XLS
Marshall Islands  XLS
Micronesia, Federated States of  XLS
Mongolia  XLS
Myanmar  XLS
Nauru  XLS
Nepal  XLS
New Zealand  XLS
Pakistan  XLS
Palau  XLS
Papua New Guinea  XLS
Philippines  XLS
Samoa  XLS
Singapore  XLS
Solomon Islands  XLS
Sri Lanka  XLS
Taipei,China  XLS
Tajikistan  XLS
Thailand  XLS
Timor-Leste  XLS
Tonga  XLS
Turkmenistan  XLS
Tuvalu  XLS
Uzbekistan  XLS
Vanuatu  XLS
Viet Nam  XLS

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • FLG113759
  • 978-92-9092-369-5
  • 0116-3000

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