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Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 Update: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age
In this report, ADB has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia and the Pacific to 4.3% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023, amid mounting challenges. Its theme chapter looks at how digital entrepreneurship spurs growth and innovation.
Disaster Displacement in Asia and the Pacific: A Business Case for Investment in Prevention and Solutions
This report provides the latest evidence on the scale and impacts of disaster displacement in Asia and the Pacific and outlines durable solutions for prevention, response, and recovery.
Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 2
This issue highlights the impact of technology on Asia's global value chains and considers development subjects including remittances, conditional cash transfers, agriculture, and bank credit.
Thailand’s Evolving Ecosystem Support for Technology Startups
This report assesses the current ecosystem for tech-based startups in Thailand, focusing on climate change, education, agriculture, and health. It discusses the challenges facing tech startups and provides recommendations to overcome them.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2022
This edition reviews developments in East Asian financial conditions and local currency bond markets. Long-term bond yields declined reflecting a dimming growth outlook while bond issuance achieved a record-high in the second quarter of 2022.
Local Currency Collateral for Cross-Border Financial Transactions: Policy Recommendations from the Cross-Border Settlement Infrastructure Forum
This report looks at how the use of local currency-denominated bonds for cross-border collateral transactions can be promoted in ASEAN+3 to develop regional bond markets.
Narrowing the Disaster Risk Protection Gap in Central Asia
This publication examines risks from flooding and earthquakes in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region. It assesses the protection gap and identifies ways of strengthening financing.
Toward Inclusive Access to Trade Finance: Lessons from the Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey
Drawing on a decade of surveys, this report discusses trade finance trends and identifies how access to trade finance can become more inclusive.
Building Regulatory and Supervisory Technology Ecosystems: For Asia’s Financial Stability and Sustainable Development
This publication explores the use of regulatory technology (regtech) in finance. It discusses how to design an optimal architecture, alongside policy considerations for an integrated regtech and supervisory technology ecosystem.
Mapping the Public Voice for Development—Natural Language Processing of Social Media Text Data: A Special Supplement of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022
This publication explores how natural language processing (NLP) techniques can be applied to social media text data to map public sentiment and inform development research and policy making.