Water Operational Plan 2011-2020

Institutional Document | October 2011

The Asia and the Pacific region is clearly at the crossroads with regard to the choices it makes for addressing this water crisis. It is opportune for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to take stock of its water operations, identify the current and emerging water issues, and determine the best ways in which it can support the investments, knowledge, capacities, and technologies needed by each developing member country to address issues to 2020 and beyond. The development of this Water Operational Plan 2011-2020 incorporates comments and suggestions from a range of stakeholders within and outside ADB. This Plan provides guidance to ADB's regional departments in defining their respective in-country water operations. It does not provide detailed instructions defining the exact approach to water operations - this will be for regional departments to define in collaboration with their client countries.


  • Introduction and Background
  • The Strategic Approach
  • The Operational Plan
  • Appendix: Water Operational Plan 2011-2020: Results Framework