Time of Event

Day 1: 09:00-10:00 Tokyo time
Day 2: 16:00-17:00 Tokyo time

Summary

Part of an ADBI series on water and sanitation in Asia, this virtual workshop featured keynote remarks on water supplies and safe sanitation development by Sebastian Galiani, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, and Meera Mehta, Professor Emeritus at CEPT University in India and Executive Director of the Center for Water and Sanitation.

On Day 1, Galiani examined the characteristics of the water and sanitation sector and the scope to improve it through the evaluation of related policies and the integration of policy design and evaluation.

On Day 2, Meera discussed safe sanitation as an inclusive public service, universal access and sustainability challenges, and how they can be addressed with the help of results-based funding and strong monitoring systems.

Objectives
  • Explore water supplies and safe sanitation, policy evaluation, and universal access and sustainability paths
  • Spotlight policy solutions for addressing related challenges in developing Asian countries
Target Participants
  • Researchers and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of water supplies and safe sanitation development imperatives in developing Asia
  • Guidance on developing empirical policy studies aimed at boosting water supplies and sanitation
  • Greater impetus for collaboration among sanitation researchers and experts
Partners
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Event Contact

  • KE Seetha Ram Senior CBT Specialist Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form
  • Santi Setiawati CBT Associate Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form
  • Dwiky Wibowo CBT Associate Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute
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