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 (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.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs
The theme chapter of this year’s ADO explores technology and jobs. While new technologies will displace certain types of jobs, rising demand and higher output will create jobs, and new occupations and industries will emerge.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Supplement: A Firmer Growth Outlook for Asia
The growth outlook for developing Asia this year is upgraded to 6.0%, or 0.1 percentage points higher than the rate envisaged in September in Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership
Developing Asia is forecast to expand by 5.9% in 2017 and 5.8% in 2018, a slight upgrade from projections in Asian Development Outlook 2017.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017 Supplement: Cautious Optimism for Asia's Outlook
With export demand stronger than expected in the first quarter of 2017, the region’s GDP is forecast to expand somewhat faster than forecast in April in Asian Development Outlook 2017.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017: Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge
Developing Asia has continued to perform well, even as recovery in the major industrial economies remains weak. The region is forecast to expand by 5.7% in 2017 and 2018, nearly the 5.8% growth achieved in 2016.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Supplement: Asia's Economies Steady Despite Global Uncertainty
Developing Asia’s growth outlook continues to be stable despite a slight downgrade to the 2016 forecast in the recent Asian Development Outlook 2016 Update.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2016 Update: Meeting the Low-Carbon Growth Challenge
Growth has held up in developing Asia despite a difficult external environment. The region is expected to grow steadily at 5.7% in 2016 and 2017, the forecasts in this Update unchanged from Asian Development Outlook 2016.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2016 Supplement: Asia's Growth Prospects Undimmed by Brexit Vote
Developing Asia’s growth outlook this year is revised slightly down from that published in March in Asian Development Outlook 2016 with growth forecast for developing economies at 5.6%. For 2017, growth is seen unchanged at 5.7%.