South Asia Innovation Project Briefs
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Sri Lanka: Strengthening the Regional Development Bank ProjectThis Sri Lanka project brief analyzes how ADB provided a $50 million loan to the state-owned Regional Development Bank (RDB) to unlock much-needed financing for the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) central to the country’s growth.
Maharashtra Rural High Voltage Distribution System Expansion Program
This innovation project brief shows how the roll out of reliable high voltage electricity supplies to rural parts of India’s Maharashtra state is helping boost agricultural production, tackle poverty, and reduce emissions.
Green and Resilient Affordable Housing Sector ProjectAs Bhutan’s rapid urban migration sparks a huge housing shortage, this brief shows how ADB is supporting efforts to build affordable and disaster resilient homes that will help bolster living standards and social inclusion.
Sri Lanka: Integrated Road Investment ProgramThis project brief analyzes the impacts and benefits of Sri Lanka’s ADB-funded Integrated Road Investment Programs (iRoad) to improve connectivity between rural communities and bolster socioeconomic progress.
Earthquake-Resilient Schools in Nepal
This brief shares learning from a project supporting the construction of earthquake-resilient schools in Nepal, which involved rebuilding smartly to promote inclusion and community resilience.
The Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental Management Project
The project brief captures and shares the innovations promoted under an urban development and coastal environmental management project in Karnataka, India to address infrastructure deficiencies and tap the economic potential of the region.