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About Asian Development Bank





Asian Development Bank (ADB) was set up to fight poverty in Asia and the Pacific. ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific.  Established in 1966, ADB is now owned by 63 members, mostly from the region.  The headquarters is in Manila with 24 other offices around the world.

The Asian Development Bank:
  • extends loans and equity investments to its developing member countries (DMCs) for their economic and social development
  • provides technical assistance for the planning and execution of development projects and for advisory services
  • promotes and facilitates investment of public and private capital for development
  • responds to requests for assistance in coordinating development policies and plans of its developing member countries

The Asian Development Bank also has a research department which produces research papers, discussion papers, research policy briefs, and the Asian Development Outlook.  In addition, the Capacity Building and Training Department publishes all conference, workshop, and seminar materials related to an activity as well as CD-ROM reviews.  All these publications are indexed in this database.

ADB Publications

Research Papers: this series aims to publish significant research output by ADBI staff, visiting fellows and researchers, or commissioned authors. Since early 2003 this series has been subject to external refereeing.

Discussion Papers: these are papers, posted online for discussion, which reflect initial ideas on a topic. Some discussion papers may develop into research papers or other forms of publication.

Research Policy Briefs: these are short, technical pieces that summarize the key message from ADBI research projects.

For further information, please visit the ADB website.