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Finding Balance 2016: Benchmarking the Performance of State-Owned Enterprises in Island Countries
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-09-30)
Pacific state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are often formed to increase service delivery effectiveness and accountability. However, historical and financial indicators show that long-term government ownership of SOEs often result in outcomes counter to ...
Sanitation and Sustainable Development in Japan
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-11-30)
This publication documents Japan’s experience in pursuing sustainable sanitation solutions in the context of economic development. Five case studies illustrate how sound sanitation policies are essential in achieving a nation’s growth. Selected projects ...
Structural Change and Moderating Growth in the People’s Republic of China: Implications for Developing Asia and Beyond
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-12-31)
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is currently undergoing a number of structural and cyclical changes, which have wide-ranging implications for economic activity in the PRC, the rest of developing Asia, and the world. This report assesses the effects ...
Sixth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment Forging the Sustainable Future of the ASEAN Region: The Proceedings
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-06-30)
The Sixth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment, co hosted by the Asian Development Bank, served as a forum to strengthen ASEAN judges’ knowledge and expertise in environmental and climate change law. ...
Development Effectiveness Report 2017 Private Sector Operations
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-05-30)
In 2017, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) changed its reporting of new projects from approvals to the commitment of funds which are more closely aligned with the resources made available for development purposes. Commitments of ADB’s Private Sector ...
Piloting Results-Based Lending for Programs: Proposed Increase in Resource Allocation Ceiling
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-03-30)
ADB introduced results-based lending (RBL) for programs in June 2013. RBL was conceived and developed in the context of broader efforts by the international development community to expand the use of results-based financing modalities. It aims to ...
Assessing Financial Protection against Disasters: A Guidance Note on Conducting a Disaster Risk Finance Diagnostic
(Asian Development Bank, 2017-30-07)
The purpose of this note is to help development practitioners gather relevant information, conduct analysis, and present both in a standardized diagnostic framework. Such a diagnostic serves three purposes: (i) it allows governments to assess their ...
Promoting Green Local Currency Bonds for Infrastructure Development in ASEAN+3
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-15)
The Asian Development Bank and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ASEAN+3) are looking to explore options to promote green local currency-denominated bonds to meet the region’s ...
Asian Development Bank’s Private Sector Operations
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-15)
Poverty reduction through inclusive, sustainable, and socially responsible economic growth led by the private sector
Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and Pacific
(Asian Development Bank, 2017-06-15)
Trade facilitation increases trade flows, lowers trade cost, and ultimately contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. This publication, jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia ...