Strategy 2030 Water Sector Directional Guide: A Water-Secure and Resilient Asia and the Pacific

Institutional Document | November 2022

This Water Sector Directional Guide (WSDG) provides the strategic direction of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the water sector.

This sector guide describes the context and rationale that will guide ADB’s agenda in supporting developing member countries (DMCs) with financing, knowledge, convening ability, and technical assistance to ensure improved coherence, relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of ADB’s water sector investments. It reflects the Mainstreaming Water Resilience in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note, which provides a shared vision of climate adaptation and resilience for ADB staff and DMC counterparts in mainstreaming water resilience and aligning water resilience processes with the project cycle, and which serves as a starting point for the WSDG’s enhanced targets through 2030. It also builds on the successes of ADB’s Water Operational Plan, 2011–2020 and will target remaining challenges.

This sector guide is designed to be a living document, to be updated as required, to remain relevant to the dynamic context of Asia and the Pacific.

This guide is volume 7 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
  • Water
  • 92
  • 8.5 x 11

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