Transport and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Event | 28 May 2018
ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines


Despite several years of strong economic growth, many middle-income countries, including the Philippines continue to face significant challenges when it comes to eradicating extreme poverty, reducing inequality and building resilient institutions. This has raised important questions as to whether these recent gains can be sustained. The challenges are particularly pronounced in middle-income countries, more so, given the context of increasing urbanization.

The workshop, to be hosted jointly by ADB and the World Bank Group, will provide a platform to explore potential strategies and approaches for achieving sustainable transport development, drawing on recent evaluative insights from ADB and the World Bank Group.

Key objectives

The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Share insights on what works, when it comes to pursuing sustainable transport development – focusing on key issues such as inclusion, access, and institutional capacity.
  • Explore emerging lessons and promote knowledge sharing among stakeholders.
  • Highlight new opportunities, business models, policy interventions, and success stories from other parts of the world.

Target audiences

Participants will include representatives from government, the private sector, non-profits, development partners, and academia.

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