Data and Statistics
Data and statistical analysis in the Asia and Pacific region contribute to knowledge generation in ADB, helping strengthen its institutional priorities and operational effectiveness in its developing member economies.
ADB analyzes economic and development issues in the Asia and Pacific's developing economies through its flagship publication - the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) series. Research on East Asian local currency bond markets, economic integration, and economic working papers are also available.
Examines the outlook, risks, and policy options for East Asian local currency bond markets, which enable governments to raise capital to invest in infrastructure.
Analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, including forecasted inflation and GDP growth rates of countries throughout the region.
Professional journals that present expertise and analysis on economics, social development, poverty and other issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Reviews the progress of Asian governments' efforts to integrate their economies and improve cooperation on a variety of levels.
Presents data on selected social, economic, and SDG indicators such as population, poverty, annual GDP growth rate, inflation, and government finance for economies in Asia and the Pacific.
Forum for stimulating discussion on research and policy studies that deal with economic and development problems facing the Asia and Pacific region.
Presents data on the economic, financial, social, and environmental situations in a broad range of countries across Asia and the Pacific.
Focuses on how countries and economies in Asia and the Pacific are working together in the areas of infrastructure and software; trade and investment; money and finance; and regional public goods.
Ongoing compilation of a multi-regional input-output (MRIO) database that augments the World Input-Output Database with economies in Asia and the Pacific.
The complete set of tables used in producing the MRIO series, compiled and provided to ADB's partner researchers to facilitate the production and analysis of global value chain-related statistics for 25 economies in the region.
ADB collaborates with the World Bank in the ICP to provide accurate and comparable price and volume measures of national accounts aggregates for the program’s Asia and the Pacific component.
Asian Impact is a webinar series that showcases ADB’s research work and informs debate on critical policy issues in Asia. ADB experts, noted academics, frontline policy makers, and others will provide their insights through engaging panel discussions and stimulating research seminars. Join us for an evidence-based exploration of Asia’s continuing economic transformation and the risks that the region faces.
This series is primarily for policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers from universities and think tanks; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.
The region’s economies urgently need to mobilize fiscal resources to restore the health of public finances and build a more inclusive and sustainable future. Opportunities to strengthen revenue will depend on specific circumstances, but more efficient value-added tax and better-optimized tax incentives hold promise for many economies.
Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022
School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic led to losses equivalent to over half a year’s worth of learning. This forgone learning will hamper students’ ability to earn income in the future. Poor students and girls were hit harder. Inequality in learning and earning losses will grow unless investments are made to promote equality of access.
Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022
Physical and mental health is vital to post-pandemic recovery. The theme chapter for ADB's ADO 2020 Update explores wellness, or the deliberate pursuit of activities that bring holistic health.
Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Update
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
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. Managing disaster risk can enhance equity, resilience, and sustainability.
Source: Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019
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