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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.

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Publication | 20 Jul 2021

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 Supplement: Renewed Outbreaks and Divergent Recoveries

This report provides updated economic projections for developing Asia and the Pacific. It notes that recovery is underway but that regional growth in 2021 is expected to be 7.2%, which is 0.1% lower than was projected in April. 

Publication | 25 Jun 2021

Asia Bond Monitor – June 2021

This edition notes mixed local currency government bond yield movements in emerging East Asia. It covers green sukuk (Islamic bonds), ASEAN+3 sustainable bonds, fintech for sustainable investments, and governing sustainable finance.

Publication | 04 Dec 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Asia: The Pandemic Extends into 2021

Updated estimates of the macroeconomic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), incorporating the latest information on outbreak severity, containment measures, mobility, and forecasts.

Data Dashboard

Climate Change Financing at ADB

ADB is committing $80 billion in climate finance cumulatively between 2019 and 2030, and is ensuring that at least 75% of its projects will address climate change mitigation and adaptation by 2030.

  ADB Data Library

The ADB Data Library is the central store for all of ADB's public data. Browse data, view visualizations and interact with APIs.

  Key Indicators Database (KIDB)

KIDB is ADB's central statistical database for macroeconomic and social indicators from across Asia and the Pacific.

  COVID-19 Policy Database

Information on the policy measures and the funding sources that ADB members have undertaken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Economic Research

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.

Asian Development Outlook Supplement, July 2021

Key Messages

Recovery is underway in developing Asia, but the growth projection is revised down slightly from 7.3% in April to 7.2% for 2021 following renewed virus outbreaks in some economies. 2022 forecast is upgraded from 5.3% to 5.4%.

Prospects are still diverging within the region:

  • East Asia’s 2021 growth forecast is raised from 7.4% to 7.5%, reflecting a strong first quarter. Expansion is expected in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) following favorable domestic and external trends.
  • In South Asia, new waves of infections prompt a lower growth forecast of 8.9% for 2021, followed by growth at 7.0% in 2022. India’s 2021 growth projection is downgraded from 11.0% in April to 10.0%, followed by 7.5% growth in 2022.
  • Southeast Asian growth forecast is downgraded from 4.4% to 4.0% in 2021 as some countries reimpose pandemic restrictions, followed by 5.2% growth in 2022.
  • Central Asia’s growth prospects for 2021 are revised up from 3.4% to 3.6%. The Pacific forecast, by contrast, is slashed from 1.4% to 0.3% as Fiji tightens containment measures.

Economic and Social Statistics: Asia and the Pacific

ADB acknowledges the need for reliable, timely, granular, and integrated data, as well as innovative ways to produce them, to guide economic and social development to ensure that nobody is left behind. To aid in evidence-based policymaking, ADB produces key knowledge resources and partners with statistics agencies in Asia and the Pacific to improve the region's capability to produce effective statistics.

ADB Corporate Data

Data on ADB's operations, projects, project results and performance, internal administration, and financial management; including cofinancing partnerships and climate financing.

Financing Infrastructure

Hefty infrastructure needs of $26 trillion from 2016-2030 means Asia and the Pacific needs to find new ways to attract investment. These could include more private financing, infrastructure bonds, or capturing the value of higher land prices.