About the ADB Data Library

The ADB Data Library is a platform that hosts publicly available data from the Asian Development Bank. Data is published according to open data standards (DCAT) which makes the datasets:

  • Machine readable (e.g. by other data repositories, apps, visualization tools)
  • Shareable
  • Accessible through Application Program Interfaces (APIs)

 

 

The Data Library contains the following:

  • Macro-economic and social data from ADB’s flagship economic publications such as the Asian Development Outlook (ADO), Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, Basic Statistics, and Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs. These datasets get updated on an annual or bi-annual basis. Examples include data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), population, poverty, etc.
  • Financial and corporate data from the ADB Annual Report, Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank.
  • Project-level data such as ADB’s submission to the International Transparency Initiative (IATI).
  • Dashboards provide a quick overview of key datasets visualized as graphs.
  • Data stories contextualize and help make sense of the data.

Geographical coverage

In general the data published covers ADB’s regional members*.

  • Developing Asia comprises the 45 members of the Asian Development Bank listed below.
  • Newly industrialized economies comprises the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taipei,China, and Hong Kong, China.
  • Central Asia comprises Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • East Asia comprises the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Taipei,China, and Hong Kong, China.
  • South Asia comprises Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • Southeast Asia comprises Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
  • The Pacific comprises the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Unless otherwise specified, the symbol “$” and the word “dollar” refer to US dollars.

ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3 code is used for countries and economies.

Licenses

ADB makes data available using various licenses. As much as possible, we distribute data according to open data standards and licensed under the Creative Commons license. However, not all datasets in the ADB Data Library are licensed as open data. The applicable license can be found with each dataset. For more details see Terms of Use

Disclaimer

The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent.

ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use.

 

* Developing members (Developing Asia): Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Cook Islands; People’s Republic of China; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Fiji; Hong Kong, China; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Republic of Korea; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taipei,China; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Viet Nam.

* By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographical area, or by using the term "country" in the website, ADB does not intend to make any judgment as to the legal or other status of any territory or area. Boundaries, colors, denominations or any other information shown on maps do not imply, on the part of ADB, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries, colors, denominations, or information.

Some members enter a new phase in their relationship with ADB as defined under the Classification and Graduation Policy.

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