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.
COVID-19 and Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific: Projected Costs for 2020–2030
This working paper applies the Social Protection Reform Simulation (SPRS20) costing model to analyze the costs associated with social protection in 30 Asia and Pacific countries against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Tech Start-Ups across Asia and the Pacific
This paper explores how governments in Asia and the Pacific can create a more enabling environment for tech start-ups.
The Value of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Power Utilities in Developing Asia
This paper discusses how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are helping to address energy sector challenges and the feasibility of their uptake in developing Asia.
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.
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.