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Infrastructure in the region of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (collectively known as ASEAN+3) will continue to be a key driver of economic development as its members work toward addressing the underinvestment in healthcare, education, and digital and social infrastructure, as exposed by the coronavirus disease pandemic.
This report explores what a global transition to net zero could mean for Asia and the Pacific under a range of climate policy scenarios and provides recommendations.
Basic Statistics 2023 presents data for 46 economies in Asia and the Pacific on development indicators tracking progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Analyzing how the role of ASEAN economies in global value chains has helped spur their recovery and cut poverty, this publication shows the need to future-proof these critical networks to ensure inclusive, sustainable, and greener growth.
This Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of ADB’s operational and financial results in 2022.
This publication highlights brighter economic prospects for Asia and the Pacific amid ongoing challenges. It forecasts growth across the region’s developing economies of 4.8% this year and in 2024, up from 4.2% 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 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 paper finds the green trade pattern of Asian economies is increasing in terms of its export share within the region and in global trade. However, the green imports share showed faster growth than the exports share.
This flyer shows how an Asian Development Bank loan of $1.5 billion helped Thailand strengthen its health-care services during the COVID-19 pandemic, provide financial aid, and promote economic recovery.
Using the three rounds of the Bangladesh Integrated Household Surveys, this study attempts to quantify the welfare effects of solar adoption.
This publication outlines why post-disaster needs assessments (PDNA) should provide comprehensive details of the economic and social impacts of disasters on countries to swiftly mobilize resources and support resilient recovery.
This audit study examines whether financial advisors’ recommendations vary by client gender.
As Bangladesh builds on a decade of strong economic growth, this executive summary explains why creating an economic corridor can drive the massive structural transformation it needs to ensure its development is sustainable and equitable.
As Bhutan’s rapid urban migration sparks a huge housing shortage, this brief shows how ADB is supporting efforts to build affordable and disaster resilient homes that will help bolster living standards and social inclusion.
Highlighting how the rapid growth of financial technology (fintech) is driving new products, slashing transaction costs, and boosting inclusion, this brief shows the need for fresh approaches to tackle increased risks and protect consumers.