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.
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.
Creating an Enabling Environment for Public–Private Partnerships in Waste-to-Energy Projects
This working paper reviews the enabling environment for waste-to-energy in the People’s Republic of China, Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines.
Digital Health Impact Framework User Manual
This manual guides users on how to appraise planned digital health investment decisions.
Fiscal Challenges to Financing Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Case of Three Countries
This paper analyzes the fiscal challenges faced by Mongolia, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste in meeting the social protection-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Investing in Regional Health Security for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific: Managing Health Threats Through Regional and Intersectoral Cooperation
Health security is a regional public good, regional cooperation is essential to protect it.
The Impact of Nationally Determined Contributions on the Energy Sector: Implications for ADB and Its Developing Member Countries
Implementation of the national determined contributions under the Paris Agreement will significantly reduce dependence on coal in the power mix by replacing it with renewables, nuclear, and gas.
Guidance for Investing in Digital Health
This publication helps governments, the private sector, and the public identify investments in knowledge, people, policies, and equipment that will maximize the impact of digital health.
Overcoming Public Sector Inefficiencies toward Universal Health Coverage: The Case for National Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific
This publication discusses how countries in Asia and the Pacific can overcome public sector inefficiencies in the health system and how governments can obtain better outcomes on their journey towards universal health coverage.
Transforming Health Systems through Good Digital Health Governance
This paper emphasizes the important role of information and communication technology in accelerating reforms in digital health systems to provide better quality, efficient, and accessible patient-centered care.
Improving the Delivery of Social Protection through ICT: Case Studies in Mongolia, Nepal, and Viet Nam
Integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in social protection is driven by the demand for more accurate and efficient service. It helps increase coverage of social protection programs and empower beneficiaries.