Water For All: The Water Policy of the Asian Development Bank
The requirement for ADB to articulate a clearly focused policy to support regional water initiatives is pressing. The ADB Water Policy will provide ADB with a means to more effectively meet the development challenge.
On 16 January 2001, ADB's Board of Directors approved a comprehensive water policy that recognizes the Asia and Pacific region's need to formulate and implement integrated, cross-sectoral approaches to water management and development.
In general, the policy seeks to: promote water as a socially vital economic good that needs increasingly careful management to sustain equitable economic growth and reduce poverty; and advocate a participatory approach in meeting the challenges of water conservation and protection in the region.
- The Context
- The Need for a Comprehensive Water Policy
- The Policy
- The Policy and ADB's Poverty Reduction Strategy
- Getting the Policy to Work