• 04
    Dec
    2019

    The December 2019 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor explores the need for a differentiated approach to long-term development strategies among small island developing states. These economies' unique geographic and physical challenges, compounded by fragility and the "threat multiplier" of elevated risk from climate change, raise cost structures and economic vulnerability that severely constrain development prospects.

  • 13
    Nov
    2019

    The AEIR is an annual review of economic cooperation and integration that covers the 49 members of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. The theme chapter or this year's report explores the potential of technology to boost productivity in aging economies. It also discusses how innovations can help turn demographic challenges into opportunities. Watch the short video, read highlights and see news release. Download report here.

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Publications

Demographic Change, Productivity, and the Role of Technology
Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific
The Era of Financial Interconnectedness: How Can Asia Strengthen Financial Resilience?

More than just money: Digital technologies can help narrow the trade finance gap
17
Oct
2019

More than just money: Digital technologies can help narrow the trade finance gap

Asia's financial linkages with the rest of the world remain strong. Domestic policies outside Asia are tied to Asia's financial markets.

How Technology Can Turn Asia’s Aging Workforce into an Advantage
25
Mar
2019

How Technology Can Turn Asia’s Aging Workforce into an Advantage

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Asia can gain from the longevity dividend by tapping emerging technologies to promote an age-friendly workplace.

Assessing the Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Growth
13
Feb
2019

Assessing the Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Growth

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Analysis using a multidimensional index suggests that regional integration boosts growth and reduces poverty, beyond the usual effect of trade openness.

Migration in Asia: Where is everybody going?
6
Feb
2019

Migration in Asia: Where is everybody going?

Bart Edes, ADB’s Representative of the North American Office, features recent developments to promote greater intraregional migration in Asia to address labor shortages and enhance regional cooperation.

Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?
20
Dec
2018

Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?

This holiday season Christmas tree lights will continue to flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer a year from now.

US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?
8
Oct
2018

US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?

The US keeps posting robust expansion, with a whopping 4.2% of annualized quarter-on-quarter growth in Q2 2018, the fastest since Q3 2014, keeping policy makers and academics carefully watching how long the growth momentum will persist.