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.
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.
Innovative Financial Products and Services for Women in Asia and the Pacific
This paper examines digital financial services and products—powered by financial technology—as well as low technology solutions that can boost digital financial inclusion for women in remote and rural areas.
Advancing the K-12 Reform from the Ground: A Case Study in the Philippines
This paper describes the implementation of the Certificate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL) in the Philippines as a professional development initiative delivered in a customized blended learning mode.
Work and Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific during the Fourth Industrial Revolution
This working paper posits that the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by the expanding digital economy, will bring significant changes to Asia and the Pacific’s labor market in the quantity, quality, location, and nature of work.
Achieving Nationally Determined Contributions through Market Mechanisms in Asia and the Pacific
This working paper analyzes the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) in line with opportunities that may be relevant to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement – Road to Madrid
This paper analyzes issues, highlights the most relevant discussions, and outlines possible outcomes of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain.
The Role of Social Assistance in Reducing Poverty and Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
This working paper analyzes the contribution of social protection—especially social assistance—in reducing poverty and inequality and supporting inclusive growth in Asia and the Pacific.
Building Resilient Infrastructure for the Future: Background paper for the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group
This working paper focuses on building resilient infrastructure and opportunities for future partnerships and synergies regionally and internationally.
E-Mobility Options for ADB Developing Member Countries
This working paper presents an analysis of options for the development and deployment of e-mobility solutions in developing Asian countries.
The Business of Greening: Policy Measures for Green Business Development in Asia
This publication examines the enormous potential for scaling up green business development in Asia and the Pacific.