Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Series
The Asian Development Outlook analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia. This includes forecasting the inflation and gross domestic product growth rates of countries throughout the region, including the People’s Republic of China and India.
Asian Development Outlook 2020 Supplement: Lockdown, Loosening, and Asia’s Growth Prospects
This publication provides updated economic forecasts for Asia and the Pacific, taking into consideration the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Asian Development Outlook 2020 Background Papers
The background papers and notes for the Asian Development Outlook 2020 theme chapter are made available here to communicate the results of the underlying research work with the least possible delay.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020: What Drives Innovation in Asia?
Growth in the region is expected to slow sharply to 2.2% in 2020 under the effects of the current health emergency and then rebound to 6.2% in 2021.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019 Supplement: Growth Slows Further in Developing Asia’s Giants
This Supplement projects growth in developing Asia of 5.2% in both 2019 and 2020, having revised forecasts down given the challenging global environment.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019 Update: Fostering Growth and Inclusion in Asia's Cities
Developing Asia’s gross domestic product is forecast to slow from 5.9% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019 and 5.5% in 2020. Inflation across developing Asia is forecast to increase from 2.5% in 2018 to 2.7% this year and in 2020.
Asian Development Outlook 2019 Supplement: Outlook Steady Even as Trade Tensions Persist
Growth in Developing Asia is projected to expand by 5.7% in 2019 despite the trade conflict between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States (US).
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019: Strengthening Disaster Resilience
The ADO 2019 provides economic analysis and growth projections for 45 economies in Asia and the Pacific. Its theme chapter analyzes trends in disaster impacts and suggests policies to strengthen disaster resilience.
Asian Development Outlook 2018 Supplement: The Outlook Firms as Trade Conflict Pauses
Backed by robust domestic demand, developing Asia continues to weather external headwinds.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018 Update: Maintaining Stability Amid Heightened Uncertainty
Developing Asia's gross domestic product is forecast to expand by 6.0% in 2018 and 5.8% in 2019. Consumer prices for 2018 and 2019 are projected to rise by 2.8%.
Asian Development Outlook 2018 Supplement: The Outlook Remains Stable
Developing Asia is seen to maintain growth projections at 6.0% for 2018 and 5.9% for 2019. However rise in protectionist trade measures from other countries poses a clear downside risk to the region’s outlook.