That 'Thing' Called Statistics
ADB’s Key Indicators report is a testament to our long-term commitment toward providing timely, high-quality, and open data alongside expanding data literacy and strengthening statistical capacity in Asia and the Pacific.
The Curious Case of Area Measurement in Surveys (I)
Innovative data collection methods for agricultural and rural statistics can help small farmers in Southeast Asia.
The Curious Case of Area Measurement in Surveys (II)
A case study in Viet Nam demonstrates how technological improvements in the survey world help improve data quality and consequently development impact.
Globalization: Between Walls and Roads
In today’s multipolar world, creating barriers to trade will invariably result in reciprocity, so in the end all countries will be worse off.
How Nighttime Lights Help Us Study Development Indicators
Nighttime luminosity is a good source of data for countries lacking reliable statistics in developing Asia.
Does Lower Inequality Mean Less Poverty?
It is widely assumed that reducing inequality goes hand-in-hand with poverty reduction – but this is not always the case.
Want to Meet the SDGs? Invest in Longitudinal Data
Collecting panel data is not cheap, but definitely value for money.
Can We Measure Infrastructure Investments More Accurately?
It's time to come up with a better way than the GFCF (GG) indicator to measure public infrastructure investment.
Asia Must Act to Prevent Demographic Dividend from Becoming Tax
Asian countries need to prepare for the potential demographic tax that accompanies gradual population aging.
Filling the Gender Gap on Asset Ownership Data
An ADB pilot study confirms that many women in parts of developing Asia still face barriers to owning assets like land or a house.