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The 2016 edition of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific has just been released. Key Indicators 2016 provides the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics for the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Highlights of this year's report include:
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators in Asia and the Pacific: For the first time since their approval by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, Key Indicators 2016 integrates SDG data. 
  • Regional and country trends and tables, including indicators across eight themes: people; economy and output; money, finance, and prices; globalization; transport and communications; energy and electricity; environment; and government and governance. 
  • Updated tables and data for the Global Value Chain statistics which were introduced for the first time in Key Indicators 2015.  
  • Updates to the Key Indicators database including data for development, their source, and their methodology. Visit or click here to get direct access to the database.
Some of the new elements for 2016 include disaggregated data across economic sectors consistent with the System of National Accounts 2008 and updated Balance of Payments data in line with the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual.
ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Established in 1966, ADB in December 2016 will mark 50 years of development partnership in Asia. It is owned by 67 members-48 from the region. It is owned by 67 members-48 from the region. In 2015, ADB assistance totaled $27.2 billion, including cofinancing of $10.7 billion.

[Extract: Full report is here]


Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 31,299,500
GNI Per Capita (US$)
City covered Tashkent

The absolute values of the indicators tell another part of the story (table 1.1). The indicators, on their own or in comparison with the indicators of a good practice economy or those of comparator economies in the region, may reveal bottlenecks reflected in large numbers of procedures, long delays or high costs. Or they may reveal unexpected strengths in an area of business regulation-such as a regulatory process that can be completed with a small number of procedures in a few days and at a low cost. Comparison of the economy's indicators today with those in the previous year may show where substantial bottlenecks persist-and where they are diminishing. 

Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info outline
in Rank
Overall 87 82
down 5
Starting a Business 25 23
down 2
Dealings w/Construction Permits 147 147
Getting Electricity 83 78
down 5
Registering Property   75 81
up 6
Getting Credit 44 42
down 2
Protecting Minority Investors  
70 78
up 8
Paying Taxes   138 139
up 1
Trading across Borders 165 166
up 1
Enforcing Contracts 38 37
down 1
Resolving Insolvency 77 72
down 5
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