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 Internet of Things in the Power Sector: Opportunities in Asia and the Pacific
The Internet of Things has the potential to significantly transform the power sector, which already benefits from early consumer-oriented applications.
Enhancing Urban Climate Change Resilience: Seven Entry Points for Action
Growing interest in the concept of urban climate change resilience (UCCR) recognizes the complexity of rapid urbanization and uncertainties associated with climate change.
Improving Financial Inclusion in Asia and the Pacific: Constraints, Applicability, and Lessons from Digital Financial Services
This paper presents the results of a study on the constraints, applicability, and lessons from using digital financial services (DFS) for improving financial inclusion.
Impact of Restrictions on Interest Rates in Microfinance
The issue that interest rate restrictions attempt to address is one of social welfare: how to enable low-income families to obtain access to finance at a price that is acceptable to society.
Assessing the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions of ADB Developing Members
A review of ADB Developing Members’ intended nationally determined contributions (INDC) shows that a few INDC are adequately detailed and can be translated into climate action plans that are similar in planning detail to sector plans.
Grid Integration of Wind Power: Best Practices for Emerging Wind Markets
In emerging wind energy markets, issues related to grid integration of wind energy are not at the forefront. An ad hoc project specific approach to grid integration is inadequate to support sustainable wind power development.
Outlook for Increased Adoption of Smart Grid Technologies in ADB Energy Sector Operations
Access to affordable and reliable energy supply is a key determinant to ensure inclusive growth and socioeconomic development particularly in the Asia and the Pacific.
Promoting Sustainable Development through Disaster Risk Management
Natural hazards challenge efforts to reduce poverty, however there are opportunities to take actions that strengthen both disaster resilience and support sustainable development.
Inspiring ADB's Future: Better Results in a Dynamic Region
ADB’s Strategy 2020 of inclusion, environmental sustainability, and regional integration matches Asia and the Pacific’s growing socio-economic challenges.
Potential and Prospects for Philanthropy in Implementing Post-2015 Development Goals
This paper outlines the changing profile of philanthropists and developments in philanthropic practice, and suggests how philanthropy can be harnessed for sustainable development beyond 2015.