ADBI Books

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in Asia and the Pacific. ADBI started publishing in 1998, and has since been sharing development knowledge about Asia and the Pacific through its publications.


  • Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future 

    (OECD), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; (ILO)., International Labour Organization (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-04-07)
    This report analyzes the labor migration trends in Asia and puts them in the context of economic and policy developments and the changes wrought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It examines the policy settings in the major origin and ...
  • Developing Infrastructure in Central Asia: Impacts and Financing Mechanisms 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Huang, Bihong; Azhgaliyeva, Dina; Abbas, Qaisar (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-03-21)
    Infrastructure investment is a key factor for economic development and job creation. Water supply, electricity, road, railways, and airports, among others, will bring in business to the Central Asia and Caucasus region and enhance the welfare of the ...
  • Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations 

    Urata, Shujiro (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-03-10)
    This book examines the pattern and evolution of SMEs’ participation in international trade, particularly in GVCs. We also examine the factors that determine their participation in trade and GVCs, as well as identify obstacles and how SMEs deal with ...
  • Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Landlocked CAREC Countries 

    Morgan, Peter J.; Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-01-19)
    The objective of this book is to take stock of the challenges faced by SMEs in the CAREC landlocked economies in terms of their access to finance in view of the above-mentioned constraints. This includes identifying cultural, procedural, institutional, ...

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