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Facilitating Power Trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Establishing and Implementing a Regional Grid Code
This report explains the complex challenges facing the six countries in the renewables-rich Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) as they work to implement a comprehensive framework to enable regional electricity power trading.
Developing a Local Currency Government Bond Market in an Emerging Economy after COVID-19: Case for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
This publication explores how a local currency government bond market can strengthen economic recovery from COVID-19. It focuses on the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which faces many challenges shared by other developing countries.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 Supplement: Global Gloom Dims Asian Prospects
This supplement provides updated economic projections, revising growth forecasts for developing Asia down slightly from 4.3% to 4.2% in 2022 and from 4.9% to 4.6% in 2023.
Developing Airport Systems in Asian Cities: Spatial Characteristics, Economic Effects, and Policy Implications
This report reviews airport system development in Asian megacities and provides policy recommendations to support cities’ economic competitiveness, growth, and sustainability.
Common Threads: Lessons from Compliance Reviews—Strengthening the Fabric of Development Effectiveness
This report gathers common threads from eight compliance reviews conducted by the Compliance Review Panel of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It highlights lessons to support increased development effectiveness.
Disaster Displacement: Nepal Country Briefing
This Nepal country briefing explains why events including monsoon floods, droughts, landslides, and earthquakes force thousands of people to leave their homes each year and shows how stronger data can support prevention and preparedness.
Leveraging Benefits of Regional Economic Integration: The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Greater Mekong Subregion
This report shows how the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) can leverage its regional position to boost trade, increase agriculture, and harness the power of its cities to promote inclusive and equitable growth.
Supporting Transformational Adaptation through the Community Resilience Partnership Program: Technical Note
This technical note explains why ADB established the Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP) to scale up adaptation and reduce the growing impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations throughout the Asia and Pacific region.
Progress in Trade Facilitation in CAREC Countries: A 10-Year Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring Perspective
This report discusses progress made by the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program's trade facilitation efforts from 2010 to 2020 and evaluates the efficiency of cross-border trade across six CAREC transport corridors.
Public–Private Partnership Monitor: Bangladesh
This publication contains a detailed overview of Bangladesh's public–private partnership (PPP) landscape, assesses its progress, and explains how well-structured deals can help climate-proof its infrastructure and maintain growth.