Strategy 2030 Urban Sector Directional Guide: Toward Making Cities More Livable in Asia and the Pacific

Institutional Document | November 2022

This Urban Sector Directional Guide (USDG) provides the context and rationale for the strategic direction of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the urban sector.

This sector guide supports ADB’s agenda to support developing member countries with financing, knowledge, convening ability, and technical assistance. It also aims to ensure improved coherence, relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of ADB’s urban sector investments, and provides guidance on how cities can address the complex urban challenges through integrated principles and innovative development solutions.

This sector guide is designed to be a living document, to be updated as required, especially after the OP4 (Making cities for livable) midterm review in 2023, to remain relevant to the dynamic development context of Asia and the Pacific.

This guide is volume 6 in the seven-volume collection, Strategy 2030 Sector Directional Guides.


  • Where We Are
  • Where We Want to Be
  • What We Will Do

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Strategy 2030
  • Urban development
  • 166
  • 8.5 x 11

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