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Research Program

ADBI research seeks to identify effective development strategies and improve capacity for sound development management in ADB DMCs. It focuses on medium-term and regional issues with strategic implications for development thinking and policy making.

Selection of research topics for 2013 – 2015: (i) use inputs from stakeholders via a needs survey; (ii) build on previous research projects; and (iii) incorporate feedback from research collaborators.

Inquiries are conducted via the network approach. The ADBI works with a variety of regional and non-regional actors, comprising of both in-house and external researchers.

ADBI's research priorities for 2013-2015 are clustered under four headings:

  • projects with crosscutting themes
  • inclusive and sustainable growth
  • regional cooperation and integration, and
  • governance for policies and institutions

For details on ADBI's research program, read the Three-Year Rolling Work Program 2013-2015.

Current Projects

  1. ASEAN 2030
  2. ASEAN, the PRC, and India: The Great Transformation?
  3. Climate Change and Green Asia
  4. Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia
  5. Currency Internationalization: Lessons and Prospects for the RMB
  6. Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific
  7. Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives

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