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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 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.
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.
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.
Outlining how civil society organizations (CSO) evolved in Turkmenistan, this brief explains how many work in tandem with government to raise awareness of health issues, boost social and environmental protection, and empower women and girls.
The Asian Development Bank’s Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP) aims to strengthen climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific through scaling up investment in climate adaptation, explicitly addressing the nexus between climate, gender, and poverty.
Detailing how Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration conducted horizon scanning for new vaccines during the pandemic to assist ADB, this report is designed to help countries in Asia and the Pacific prepare for future outbreaks.
This book celebrates the 50-year partnership between Bangladesh and ADB and explores how they have worked together to reduce poverty, develop the country’s rural and private sectors, and target inclusive, sustainable development.
This paper reviews the overall micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise landscape in Asia, including the challenges and constraints faced by enterprises in physical (offline) and online markets.