ADBI Recommended Reading

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) works to identify effective development strategies and improve the capacity for sound development in ADB member countries. Here is a selection of their work related to four areas the Reconnecting Asia Project covers: climate change and sustainability, energy, regional integration, and infrastructure finance. This page will be updated as new research becomes available.

Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate Action South Asia: The Economics of Climate Change in South Asia Adaptation and Impact Assessment, May 2015

Climate Change Innovation and Action in Asia and the Pacific, January 2014

Climate Proofing ADB’s Investments in the Transport Sector, January 2015

Economic Analysis of Climate Proofing Investment Projects, September 2015

Green Freight in the Greater Mekong Subregion, April 2015

Improving Connectivity to Support Livelihoods and Gender Equality, October 2015

Technologies to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Asia, November 2014


Assessment of Power Sector Reforms in Asia, July 2015

Clean Energy Program: Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in Asia and the Pacific Region, June 2015

Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions Through Intelligent Railway Station Buildings, September 2015

Integrating Strategic Environmental Assessment into Power Planning, July 2015

Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects, October 2015

Sustainable Energy for All—Tracking Progress in Asia and the Pacific, September 2015

Regional Integration

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Thinking Forward About Trade Costs and the Digital Economy, July 2015

Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia, May 2013

Economic Corridor Development for Inclusive Asian Regional Integration, January 2014

How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?, December 2015

Infrastructure for a Seamless Asia, September 2009

Regional Cooperation and Integration in a Changing World, January 2013

Regional Cooperation and Integration: Experiences in Asia and the Pacific, June 2013

Infrastructure Finance

Local Currency Bonds and Infrastructure Finance in ASEAN+3, July 2015

Reforming the Financing System for the Road Sector in the People’s Republic of China, August 2015

User’s Guide to Procurement of Works—Small Contracts: Standard Bidding Document, March 2014