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Data and Statistics

Data and statistical analysis in the Asia and Pacific region contributes to knowledge generation in ADB, helping strengthen its institutional priorities and operational effectiveness in its developing member countries.

Economic Data

ADB's Asian Development Outlook (ADO) series 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.

Economic Forecasts: Asia and the Pacific

GDP Growth and Inflation

Regional economic growth in developing Asia will decline sharply in 2020 due to the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, before recovering in 2021.

Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020

Statistical Tables

Selected economic indicators for ADB's 45 developing member economies. The data are standardized to the degree possible to allow comparability over time and across economies, but differences in statistical methodology, definitions, coverage, and practices make full comparability impossible. Historical data are obtained from official sources, statistical publications, and databases, as well as the documents of ADB, the IMF, and the World Bank.

Projections are generally ADB estimates made on the bases of available quarterly or monthly data, though some projections are from governments.

Data on Development Issues

Fostering growth and inclusion in Asia’s cities

Urban inhabitants in developing Asia has increased to 1.84 billion in 2017 and is projected to rise by 64% in 2050. Growth of cities requires a holistic agenda on environment, social services, infrastructure, and transport.

Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019 Update

Strengthening disaster resilience

Disaster risk and costs are rising, and Asia is particularly vulnerable. Suitable policy interventions are required to keep disaster losses from spiraling into the future and across the region. Governments should continue to integrate disaster risk reduction into broader development policies and public investment strategies. Spending on disaster prevention continues to lag far behind disaster response as access to credit, insurance, and remittances remains sparse and uneven. Immediate humanitarian response could be better coordinated. Managing disaster risk can enhance equity, resilience, and sustainability.

Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019

Trade conflict effects

Based on the working paper The Impact of Trade Conflict on Developing Asia, this tool estimates the effects of tariffs on gross domestic product, exports, and employment across Asia and the Pacific countries following the growing trade battle between the United States and People's Republic of China.

Source: The Impact of Trade Conflict on Developing Asia