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.


  • Leveraging Services for Development: Prospects and Policies 

    Helble, Matthias; Shepherd, Ben (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-06-30)
    The services economy is on the rise all around the world, and services now comprise the largest share of economic activity and employment in almost every country. Yet, the services economy remains relatively understudied. This book presents the latest ...
  • Principles of Infrastructure: Case Studies and Best Practices 

    Nakamura, Hideo; Nagasawa, Kotaro; Hiraishi, Kazuaki; Hasegawa, Atsushi; Ram, KE Seetha; Kim, Chul Ju; Xu, Kai (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-06-15)
    Infrastructure is a priority around the world for all stakeholders. Infrastructure projects can continue for several years, from planning and construction to the provision of services. As development in Asia and the Pacific accelerates, governments ...
  • Realizing Education for All in the Digital Age 

    jica (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-05-23)
    Education is a key driver for sustainable development (UNESCO 2018). The entire global community has been determined to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality; to protect the planet so that it can support the ...
  • Fintech for Asian SMEs 

    Nemoto, Naoko; Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-05-15)
    SMEs play a vital role in the Asian economy and comprise about 70% of the workforce and GDP in the region. To enhance productivity and ensure sustainable growth in Asia, it is vital to provide smooth financing to SMEs. Traditionally, commercial banks ...

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