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 paper explores how greener refrigeration and air-conditioning could be provided at city scale.
Articles in this issue address topics that include the economics of investing in COVID-19 vaccines, and the impacts of finance and of population aging on Asia’s economic growth.
This manual aims to support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects in Maldives.
This publication explores the potential for central bank digital currencies to help promote financial inclusion.
Analyzing how the role of ASEAN economies in global value chains has helped spur their recovery and cut poverty, this publication shows the need to future-proof these critical networks to ensure inclusive, sustainable, and greener growth.
This edition notes slowing growth in the last quarter of 2022 in emerging East Asia’s local currency (LCY) bond market, though aggregate issuance of LCY bonds by these economies reached a record high in 2022.
This paper examines the impact of technological change on the wage share of older workers, using data from 30 countries experiencing population aging.
This brief explores how data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for maritime traffic could help monitor and analyze trade flows, port performance, and shipping emissions, among many potential uses.
This study explores to what extent reducing delays and costs at border crossing points can facilitate bilateral trade flows among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program countries.
This paper analyzes how trade costs affect exports from five Central Asian countries. It highlights how improving logistics and procedures and boosting digitalization can streamline regional trade.
This publication reviews the financial performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in nine Pacific island economies and looks at how policy makers can help state-owned power utilities address climate risk.
This governance brief shows how revenue bodies in the Asia and Pacific region should adopt a risk-based approach that harnesses data science and behavioral insights to increase payment compliance and manage revenue collection.
This paper analyzes the uptake of electric vehicles in Asia and the Pacific and shows how the electrification of transport systems can speed up the transition to a low-carbon future.
This brief recommends reforms to increase growth in the gross domestic product of the People’s Republic of China.
This paper looks at the potential for a silver dividend for economic growth in aging societies as people live and work longer. It examines data from both high- and lower-income economies.
This publication explores Georgia’s growing technology startup scene, assesses the challenges and opportunities for new ventures, and outlines ways to boost the ecosystem and help spur social and economic growth.