The Asian Development Bank is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

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Insights gained from natural capital accounting can guide the design of projects and public policies.


Valuation approaches include cost-based, revealed preference, stated preference, and benefit transfer.


Without proper valuation, natural assets’ scarcity remains economically invisible, leading to their exploitation for short-term gains.

Case Study

Access to information, evidence, and policy development help identify situations and monitor the effects of policy interventions.

Policy Brief

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must use tax incentives sparingly, embed them into law, and reinforce their overall investment environment.


Tax expenditure estimation is an important analytical tool in supporting tax policy formulation.

Policy Brief

Valuing GEP and implementing ecological compensation mechanism can enhance the sustainable finance mechanism of desert ecosystem restoration.


Institutionalizing gender-responsive public financial management can boost budget inclusiveness and promote evidence-based policies.