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.


  • SMEs in Developing Asia: New Approaches to Overcoming Market Failures 

    Vandenberg, Paul; Chantapacdepong, Pornpinun; Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016-11-30)
    A vibrant stratum of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is critical for the growth and development of Asian economies. These enterprises generate employment, contribute to investment, participate in value chains, and support innovation. SMEs ...
  • 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 ...
  • Labor Migration in Asia: Building Effective Institutions 

    (ADBI), Asian Development Bank Institute; (ILO), International Labour Organization; (OECD)., Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016-06-30)
    This report analyzes the institutions and structures that govern labor migration in Asia. It considers the important role of governments and other stakeholders in both labor-destination countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore, and ...
  • Promoting Better Lifetime Planning Through Financial Education 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Messy, Flore-Anne; Morgan, Peter J (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016-06-30)
    Effective pension management, financial education curricula in schools, internationally comparable data on financial literacy and the evaluation of the effectiveness of financial education programs are highlighted in this book. Surveys show that financial ...

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