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.


  • Tax and Development: Challenges in Asia and the Pacific 

    Araki, Satoru; Nakabayashi, Shinichi (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-10-10)
    Tax and Development: Challenges in Asia and the Pacific is an anthology by contributors who have been involved in the activities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ADB Institute on fiscal policy and taxation in various capacities. While the ...
  • Kuznets Beyond Kuznets: Structural Transformation and Income Inequality in the Era of Globalization in Asia 

    Paul, Saumik (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-09-15)
    Kuznets’ views about the inverted-U relationship between inequality and development and the process of structural transformation have been under the lens of researchers for a long time. Over the last 20 years, immense potential for growth in Asia has ...
  • Postal Savings: Reaching Everyone in Asia 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Ansón, José; Helble, Matthias (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-08-31)
    Rapid economic growth in Asia has been going hand in hand with increased savings. However, many Asians still lack access to bank accounts. Another problem is that domestic savings are often invested abroad, not domestically. An improved mobilizing of ...
  • Wealthy but Unhealthy Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Trends, Costs, and Policies for Better Health 

    Helble, Matthias; Sato, Azusa (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-06-15)
    Two of five adults in the Asia and Pacific region are overweight and obese. The costs associated with these conditions undermine economic growth in the region as well as the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly ...

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