Bringing Water to the Poor: Selected ADB Case Studies

Publication | January 2004
  • US$25.00 (paperback)

Bringing Water to the Poor - Selected ADB Case Studies presents 12 cases that give an overview of the types of poverty reduction projects the Asian Development Bank is either currently engaged in or has recently undertaken in the water sector in its Developing Member Countries, from water supply and sanitation to irrigation and drought relief. They help demonstrate ADB's commitment to help further global efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation.

This publication is no. 8 in the Water for All publication series.


  • Introduction
  • Ladies First: Accessible Water for Entrepreneurial Women in Pakistan
  • Building Gender-Responsive Water User Associations in Nepal
  • Bringing Potable Water to the Far-Flung Islands of the Philippines
  • Drought Relief in Uzbekistan
  • Community Participation Helps Bring Water to Remote Parts of Nepal
  • Partnership: Rebuilding a Nation by Bringing Clean Water to Timor-Leste
  • Software Enhances Hardware: Community Awareness Supports Water Infrastructure Project in Papua New Guinea
  • Development Communication Improves Water Project in Vietnamese Towns
  • Kiribati: Water for a Thirsty Atoll
  • Let the River Run: Irrigating the Fields of Kabulnan, Philippines
  • Water for Slums: Private Sector Participation in Manila
  • The Role of Small-Scale Private Water Providers in Serving the Urban Poor

Additional Details

  • Poverty
  • Water
  • Kiribati
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
  • 121103
  • 971-561-522-8

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