Social Development and Poverty

ADB’s central mission is working to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific and to ensure the benefits of economic growth and social development are equitably spread.

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Adapting to Aging Asia and the Pacific

By 2050, one in four people in the region will be over 60 years old. While increasing longevity is a positive outcome of economic and social development, this demographic transition will have important social and economic consequences.

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Social Protection Indicator (SPI) Database

With country-level data on social protection programs, the SPI Database has quantitative and qualitative information on social protection activities in Asia and the Pacific.


Perspectives on Social Development and Poverty