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Bambang Susantono

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Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015.

Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of Communications.

10 April 2018

VP Susantono encourages integrated natural resource management for sustainable development in Nepal

VP Susantono attended the inaugural session of the Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership on 10 April 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. In his keynote address, the VP encouraged Nepal to promote the sustainable utilization of natural resources by addressing the impacts of climate change. He also pledged ADB's continued support to Nepal in its endeavor to follow a climate-resilient path to sustainable development with stronger knowledge sharing and partnerships. Nepalese Vice President Nanda Kishor Pun also attended the session.

2 April 2018

VP Susantono discusses emerging financial instruments to finance Asian infrastructure

The VP delivered the keynote speech at the International Conference on Infrastructure Development on 2 April 2018 in Bandung, Indonesia. He stressed the need for Asian countries to mobilize all available funding resources, including those from the private sector, to meet the region's infrastructure gap. See the photo.

30 March 2018

ESCAP–ADB–UNDP report on SDG progress and implementation launched

VP Susantono launched the report Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific at the 5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development on 28–30 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The report was prepared by ESCAP, ADB, and UNDP as part of their joint efforts to track SDG progress and support countries in the region in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. See news release and photo.

15 March 2018

Japan's Environment Ministry and ADB discuss collaboration

VP Susantono and Japan's Environment Vice-Minister Yasuo Takahashi led the 4th High-Level Policy Dialogue between ADB and Japan Ministry of the Environment on 15 March at ADB’s headquarters in Manila. Discussions focused on further collaboration on investments and technical assistance programs related to environment and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This included the Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism, environment-related SDGs, waste management in South Asia, and sustainable energy infrastructure projects

13 March 2018

ADB and International Solar Alliance to cooperate

VP Susantono signed a cooperation arrangement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 10 March in Delhi to promote solar energy deployment across the region, in the presence of India’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, and ADB Governor Arun Jaitley. Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General signed the arrangement for ISA. See news release and photo.

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Dr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for ADB’s knowledge management through direct oversight of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of Communications.

Dr. Susantono supervises the development of ADB’s flagship publications and reports on Asia’s Key Development Indicators, Asia Development Outlook, and Economic Indicators. This includes macro, micro and regional economic research and financial integration to inform country partnership strategies and diagnostic studies among others. He coordinates ADB's multi-sector operations research to support its investments through technical assistance programs from multiple donor trust funds across energy, transport, urban, water, finance, education, and health sectors. Dr. Susantono provides strategic leadership on ADB’s commitment to the global sustainability and climate change agenda through mainstreaming of environment, climate change and disaster risk, governance, regional cooperation and integration, social and gender equity, rural development and food security, across ADB’s respective business lines. He is also responsible for ensuring due diligence and quality assurance of operations through the management of environment and social safeguards. He anchors ADB communication on development issues and access to information across multiple stakeholders, internal and external audiences.

Prior to this, Dr. Susantono was the Acting Minister, and Vice-Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Member of the Board for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.

Dr. Susantono holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning, and has Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.