Browse all publications highlighting ADB's sector or thematic work
Review of Opportunities for the Pacific WASH Sector
This publication reviews the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in the Pacific. It proposes recommendations to strengthen the sector to help address the pandemic and build long-term resilience and sustainability.
Gender-Inclusive Legislative Framework and Laws to Strengthen Women’s Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters
This report provides guidance on how to integrate gender equality in laws and policies on climate change and disaster management in Asian Development Bank's developing member countries.
Sustainable Tourism After COVID-19: Insights and Recommendations for Asia and the Pacific
This publication examines tourism in Asia and the Pacific, the impacts on it of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and how it might be reset to contribute more effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Energy Efficiency in South Asia: Opportunities for Energy Sector Transformation
This report reviews the energy landscape in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with the aim of supporting improved energy efficiency in these countries and the rest of South Asia.
Asia–Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum 2021: Emerging Priorities in the COVID-19 Era
This publication identifies financial inclusion priorities to stimulate economic recovery and explores the challenges and opportunities of accelerated digital transformation.
Digital Technologies for Government-Supported Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific
This report explores digital solutions that can support the core business processes of public health insurance operators in Asia and the Pacific.
A Sourcebook for Engaging with Civil Society Organizations in Asian Development Bank Operations
This publication provides guidance on how civil society organizations (CSOs) can be more effectively engaged in Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations to maximize the benefits for its developing member countries.
Overcoming COVID-19 in Bhutan: Lessons from Coping with the Pandemic in a Tourism-Dependent Economy
This publication assesses the Government of Bhutan’s financial relief measures for the most affected people, as well as programs and other interventions to address the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Developing the Services Sector for Economic Diversification in CAREC Countries
This study underscores the potential for greater economic diversification through robust development of seven key services subsectors and industries in members of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
A Crisis Like No Other: COVID-19 and Labor Markets in Southeast Asia—Evidence from Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam
This report examines the impacts of COVID-19 on labor markets along with adjustment patterns in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.