Development Asia features development issues that are important to the Asia and Pacific region. Sixteen issues of the series were published by the Asian Development Bank from June 2008 to May 2014.


  • From Aceh to Tacloban: Lessons from a Decade of Disaster 

    Asian Development Bank (2014-05-01)
    Development Asia looks at the lessons learned from a decade of dealing with natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific and at how the region’s economic growth could suffer unless it acts collectively on disaster risk. Natural disasters are frequent ...
  • Beyond the MDGs: What will the Global Development Agenda look like after 2015? 

    Asian Development Bank (2013-11-01)
    This issue of Development Asia discusses the post-2015 development agenda and its implications for Asia and the Pacific. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served humanity well. They galvanized global attention for helping the world's poor ...
  • Deepening Divide: Can Asia Beat the Menace of Rising Inequality? 

    Asian Development Bank (2013-04-01)
    Development Asia examines Asia's widening inequality from many different perspectives. It looks at the role of globalization in producing inequality, and considers the disputed relationship between inequality and economic growth. Beneath the gloss ...
  • Profits and Poverty: How the Private Sector is Helping to Change the Fortunes of the Poor 

    Asian Development Bank (2012-04-01)
    The combined budgets of the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and every other development organization in the world make up just a drop of the economic fuel needed to power billions of people into greater prosperity. Those who work in development ...

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