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Publication | December 2020

Asian Water Development Outlook 2020: Advancing Water Security across Asia and the Pacific

The Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) assesses national water security across the Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on five key dimensions: rural, economic, urban, environmental, and water-related disaster.

Publication | December 2020

Mapping Property Tax Reform in Southeast Asia

This report presents an analysis and recommendations to improve the efficiency of tax systems in developing Asia in mobilizing domestic resources to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Publication | December 2020

Pakistan: Reviving Growth through Competitiveness

This country diagnostic examines constraints to Pakistan achieving strong, sustained, and inclusive growth and proposes key sector reforms to boost the country’s economic competitiveness.

Publication | December 2020

Leveraging Technology and Innovation for Disaster Risk Management and Financing

This joint report by ADB and the OECD examines how emerging technologies and innovation can improve the management of disaster and climate risks and the availability and affordability of financial protection tools.

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Publication | December 2020

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Supplement: Paths Diverge in Recovery from the Pandemic

This publication shares updated economic forecasts for Asia and the Pacific and outlines diverging projections for the region.

Publication | September 2020

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020

The report highlights how the region has become the biggest contributor to global gross domestic product (GDP), reaching a 34.9% share in 2019 from 26.3% in 2000.

Institutional Document | May 2020

ADB Annual Report 2019

This Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of the operational and financial results of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2019.

Institutional Document | July 2018

Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

Strategy 2030 sets the course for ADB’s efforts to respond effectively to the Asia and Pacific region’s changing needs.

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