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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 economies.

In the Spotlight

News Release | 29 Sep 2021

ADB Appoints Albert Park as Chief Economist

The Asian Development Bank has appointed Hong Kong University of Science and Technology professor Albert Park as its new Chief Economist. He will assume office on 15 December 2021.

Publication | 22 Sep 2021

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 Update: Transforming Agriculture in Asia

This report forecasts growth in developing Asia of 7.1% in 2021 and 5.4% in 2022 in an uneven recovery caused by divergent growth paths. Its theme chapter explores sustainable agriculture.

Publication | 24 Aug 2021

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021

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).

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.

Key Messages

  • Growth forecasts for developing Asia are slightly revised: down to 7.1% in 2021 from 7.3% in April ADO, and up to 5.4% in 2022 from 5.3%. 
  • COVID-19 continues to besiege developing Asia, but vaccines are changing the nature of the pandemic. Uneven vaccination coverage is furthering regional divergence.
  • Inflation is projected at 2.2% in 2021 and 2.7% in 2022. 
  • A resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic—possibly due to new virus variants, waning effectiveness of vaccines or slow progress on vaccination—remains the main risk.
  • The theme chapter discusses the challenges to Asian agriculture from three ongoing trends: changing demand, changing demographics, and a changing and fragile environment.

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.