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Focusing on Pacific economies, this 2023 edition shows how micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) helped spur a robust recovery from the pandemic and why supporting their development is key to driving sustainable, inclusive growth.
This publication explores how data from ships’ Automatic Identification System (AIS) can be used to produce near real-time, granular statistics for analyzing maritime activities and detecting disruptions to port operations.
Introducing a data-driven framework aimed at closing the digital education gap, this report assesses 10 developing member countries (DMCs) and illuminates how a multi-stakeholder, systemic approach—including engagement with the private sector—can enhance the delivery of digital education.
This handbook shows how the Build4Skills program integrates traineeships into ADB-backed infrastructure construction projects in Asia and the Pacific to provide cost-efficient training that boosts employability and makes projects more inclusive.
The economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific remains upbeat, with the region’s developing economies expected to grow 4.7% in 2023, and 4.8% in 2024, but risks remain elevated.
This publication provides updated statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, and environmental measures as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of ADB’s operational and financial results in 2022.
This report shows how smart trade and investment policies, and regulatory cooperation in the Asia and Pacific region can help economies tackle climate change, recover from the pandemic, and support resilient and sustainable development.
This governance brief details the digitalization of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) tax administration, assesses how its strategy can bolster tax revenues, and explores how developing countries can replicate its strategy to roll-out e-taxation models.
This paper investigates the impact of electrification of households in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic using data from the Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey.
This report assesses how Indonesia is implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the subnational government (SNG) level, identifies gaps and good practices, and outlines ways to speed up progress.
This technical report assesses the string of events that triggered Nepal’s Melamchi River floods in 2021 and highlights threats to the catchment area that provides vital drinking water to Kathmandu’s fast-growing population.
The operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in fragile and conflict-affected situations, small island developing states, and emergency situations are confronted with numerous challenges specific to each country, region, and territory.
This paper explores the impact of at-the-border and behind-the-border measures on intraregional trade in perishable goods within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation region.
This report analyzes why deepening carbon markets in Asia and the Pacific can help economies reach ambitious emission reduction goals and generate the financing needed to scale up climate action and build a resilient future.
This brief assesses the impact of the European Union’s carbon tariffs on energy-intensive exports from Asia and the Pacific and shows how upgrading product value, boosting energy efficiency, and cutting emissions can help mitigate its effect.