Sustainable Development Working Papers
The Sustainable Development Working Papers highlight successful projects and good practices to promote quality, knowledge, and innovation for sustainable development within the ADB recipient countries.
Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Digital Government across Asia and the Pacific
This paper offers policy reform recommendations to enable governments to further expand the adoption and deployment of cloud computing in public sector management, operations, and services.
Digital Connectivity and Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellations: Opportunities for Asia and the Pacific
This publication explores the potential of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to enhance global digital connectivity and benefit developing Asia, particularly its more remote areas.
Catalyzing Climate Finance: Lessons Learned from the Shandong Green Development Fund
This paper examines the establishment of the Shandong Green Development Fund; reviews its design, implementation, and impact; and assesses if this can be further developed and extended to other countries in the Asia and Pacific.
Projecting the Need for and Cost of Long-Term Care for Older Persons
This paper aims to enhance the understanding, particularly of policy makers and those planning modeling studies, of using statistical models to project the need, demand, and cost of long-term care (LTC) services.
Smart City Pathways for Developing Asia: An Analytical Framework and Guidance
This paper offers an analytical framework for assessing, designing, and implementing digital technologies for smart cities in developing Asia.
The Role of Geography in Shaping Governance Performance
This paper demonstrates that good governance in one country can influence governance improvements in neighboring countries and highlights that regional political and economic cooperation can benefit institutional development across borders.
Growing Green Business Investments in Asia and the Pacific: Trends and Opportunities
This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges for green businesses in Asia and the Pacific. It also identifies the market motivations, regulatory and nonregulatory mechanisms, and implications for companies.
Public Health Innovations for COVID-19: Finding, Trusting, and Scaling Innovation
This paper provides an overview of innovative solutions that can bolster public health responses during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Principles of Climate Risk Management for Climate Proofing Projects
This working paper recommends guiding principles to streamline the application of the climate risk management (CRM) approach, aligned with the main phases of the ADB project cycle.
Vertical Industry Development to Leverage Innovation: A Model for Leapfrogging Technology and Driving Competitiveness
This paper proposes a development model that can help create, shape, and promote more innovative vertical industries. It explores success criteria and highlights lessons learned from four vertical industry development cases.