ADBI Development Case Studies
The ADBI Development Case Study Series presents public policy initiatives for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific. It provides a timely resource for discussion-based learning among policy makers in ADBI’s Capacity Building and Training programs.
Promoting Entrepreneurship in Bhutan
The life of an entrepreneur in Bhutan is a constant struggle—from starting a business to keeping it going.
Cambodia’s Cash Transfer Program during COVID-19
The livelihoods of many beneficiary households have improved as a result of the cash transfer program in Cambodia.
Transformative Solutions and Green Finance in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
Economic growth in Asia has been very resource and carbon intensive, to the detriment of the natural environment.
Tackling Unequal Access to Digital Education in Viet Nam during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In 2019–2021, about 1.5 million students in Viet Nam did not have access to online education.
Challenges and Solutions for On-Site Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas: Case Study of Chongming, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Wastewater governance in rural areas should be guided by improving the quality of the living environment rather than achieving performance goals.
Public–Private Partnerships for Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas: Case Study of Changshu, People’s Republic of China
Rural wastewater treatment projects in the PRC should focus on managing project efficiency and quality, reducing market-based financing constraints, and minimizing financing costs.
In Pursuit of Safe Sanitation Services: Governing Fecal Sludge Management in Nepal
Unsafe sanitation practices can lead to severe risks to public health and the environment.
Water for the Poor – Dhaka’s Water Utilities Turnaround Challenge
Providing public utilities services to slum areas has always been a significant public policy challenge in developing countries.
Johkasou – Wastewater Management in a Local Municipality in Japan
Johkasou treatment systems are expected to fulfill Japan’s demand for wastewater management in non-sewer areas in the era of population decline.
Protecting the Poor and Vulnerable against the Pandemic
The implementation of the Philippines' social amelioration program has highlighted the importance of legal mandate, beneficiary targeting system, institutional coordination, monitoring and feedback, and cooperation and partnerships.