Publications and Documents
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Using the three rounds of the Bangladesh Integrated Household Surveys, this study attempts to quantify the welfare effects of solar adoption.
This publication outlines why post-disaster needs assessments (PDNA) should provide comprehensive details of the economic and social impacts of disasters on countries to swiftly mobilize resources and support resilient recovery.
This audit study examines whether financial advisors’ recommendations vary by client gender.
As Bangladesh builds on a decade of strong economic growth, this executive summary explains why creating an economic corridor can drive the massive structural transformation it needs to ensure its development is sustainable and equitable.
As Bhutan’s rapid urban migration sparks a huge housing shortage, this brief shows how ADB is supporting efforts to build affordable and disaster resilient homes that will help bolster living standards and social inclusion.
Highlighting how the rapid growth of financial technology (fintech) is driving new products, slashing transaction costs, and boosting inclusion, this brief shows the need for fresh approaches to tackle increased risks and protect consumers.
This report assesses the current ecosystem for tech startups in the Philippines, focusing on four sectors: climate change, education, agriculture, and health.
This report uses a broad range of indicators to assess the individual and collective development progress made by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
This brochure provides an overview of how the Asian Development Bank is helping its members enhance tax transparency and counter tax evasion and aggressive tax planning.
This publication and accompanying summary materials highlight key messages from current research and data on women’s economic empowerment in Pacific island countries.
This report analyzes how Uzbekistan’s key textile, garment, and construction sectors will be impacted by its adoption of digital technologies and shows how better training can help offset potential job losses and boost economic growth.
Using theoretical and analytical foundations, this working paper shows the development and use of a maturity assessment framework to support ADB operations and road safety improvement in developing member countries.
This report explains how Azerbaijan’s fast-growing agro-processing, transportation, and storage industries can benefit from the adoption of digital technologies and outlines how to train the skilled workforce it needs for the new economy.
This report explains how the rapid adoption of digital technology in Central and West Asia can help unlock growth and shows why economies need to invest in training to build the skilled labor force needed for the jobs of the future.
This report shows how embracing digitalization can boost jobs in Pakistan’s textile, garment, and information technology–business process outsourcing sectors and explains why policies should ensure the benefits are equitably distributed.
This paper reviews the patterns of sectoral debts and growth and the mechanisms explaining the adverse effects of debt burdens on growth rates.