Thursday, October 28, 2010

Asia: publications on economic growth and transformation

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010
Books, Periodicals, Studies, and Reports
On-line edition: Free of Charge
Hardcopy price: US$75.00
ISSN: 0116-3000
Paperback (Pub. Date: 2010)


The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables. The country tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB’s website. The special chapter in Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 “The Rise of Asia’s Middle Class” looks at the growth and impacts of the region’s rapidly expanding middle class, and resulting economic and policy implications.

The Key Indicators 2010 is divided into the following parts:

Part I: A special chapter on “The Rise of Asia’s Middle Class”
Part II: Millennium Development Goals
Part III: Regional Tables
Part IV: Definitions
Country tables, available only in CD-ROM and through ADB’s website at,
carry a 20-year time-series of data on:
price indexes
international reserves
labor force
money and banking
exchange rates
national accounts
government finance
external indebtedness
external trade
balance of payments


Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update: The Future of Growth in Asia

Foreword, Acknowledgments, Contents, Definitions, Acronyms and Abbreviations [ PDF: 160kB | 8 pages ]
Highlights [ PDF: 90kB | 8 pages ]
Shifting Global Economic Fortunes [ PDF: 1,359kB | 34 pages ]
Wavering Recovery in Industrial Economies
Solid Recovery in Developing Asia
Policy Foundation for Growth
Constraints to Long-term Growth
The Future of Growth in Asia [ PDF: 878kB | 56 pages ]
Refocusing on the Long-term
Trade and Growth
Human Capital Accumulation in Economic Growth
Infrastructure in Economic Growth
Financial Development and Economic Growth
Key Policy Messages
Economic Trends and Prospects in Developing Asia [ PDF: 1,772kB | 81 pages ]
Subregional Summaries [ PDF: 298kB | 34 pages ]
Bangladesh [ PDF: 157kB | 5 pages ]
People's Republic of China [ PDF: 180kB | 6 pages ]
India [ PDF: 431kB | 6 pages ]
Indonesia [ PDF: 231kB | 4 pages ]
Malaysia [ PDF: 165kB | 5 pages ]
Pakistan [ PDF: 151kB | 5 pages ]
Philippines [ PDF: 149kB | 5 pages ]
Thailand [ PDF: 160kB | 4 pages ] ภาษาไทย
Viet Nam [ PDF: 253kB | 5 pages ] tiếng Việt
Statistical Appendix [ PDF: 461kB | 7 pages ]
Statistical Notes and Tables

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