1. Books

Books are substantial publications that deal with broad thematic topics or issues of current interest and provide specific analytical information with content based on statistics, research, or technical work. Books can also be a compendium of research reports on core subjects or development issues.


  • The Asian ‘Poverty Miracle’: Impressive Accomplishments or Incomplete Achievements? 

    Silber, Jacques; Wan, Guanghua (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016-10-31)
    As a consequence of the rapid economic growth in recent decades, Asia and the Pacific have experienced an impressive reduction in extreme poverty, when measured at the conventional $1.25/day/person poverty line. Whereas in 1981, 1.59 billion Asians ...
  • Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Expand Trade and Ensure Food Safety: 2nd Carec Trade Facilitation Learning Opportunity: Sharing the Baltic Experience 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2016-06-30)
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with the ADB Institute, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, and the European Union’s Support to Modernization of Mongolia Standardization System Project, organized and ...
  • Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Asia: Trends, Impacts, and Reforms Integrative Report 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2016-06-30)
    Unsustainable budgetary cost of selling oil, gas, and coal at low prices has propelled energy subsidy reform in developing Asian economies. This report measures the size of associated subsidies on these fossil fuels including direct transfers, tax ...
  • Tapping into the Operations Knowledge: Gaps, Opportunities, and Options for Enhancing Cross-Project Learning at ADB 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2016-06-30)
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has generated a wealth of practical knowledge in the course of its development projects. This operations knowledge—if optimally captured, shared, and reused—will help improve the design and implementation of future ADB ...

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