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.
Developing the Financial Sector and Expanding Market Instruments to Support a Post-2015 Development Agenda in Asia and the Pacific
In light of financing challenges meeting post-2015 development agenda, this paper explores market instruments for expanding finance for capital expansion and financial inclusion, as well as for disaster risk mitigation and climate change.
Policy Enablers for New Wind Energy Markets
Accelerating wind development in new wind energy markets will require strong policy enablers in the areas of tariff, wind resource exploitation, grid integration, licensing, and others.
Potential and Prospects for Private Sector Contribution to Post-2015 Development Goals: How can Development Cooperation Strengthen Engagement and Results?
The challenge of financing a post-2015 development agenda makes it imperative that the private sector becomes a true development partner. This study examines why and what it takes to achieve that goal.
Enhancing Concessional Assistance for a Post-2015 Development Agenda
Concessional flows are sensitive to poverty and the Millennium Development Goals, but much remains to be done to focus these on national and international development priorities.
Aligning Climate Finance and Development Finance for Asia and the Pacific: Potential and Prospects
Aid projects should contribute to both poverty alleviation and addressing climate change. To maximize impact, development projects need to access climate funding and climate projects need to access development funding.
Measuring Social Protection Expenditures in Southeast Asia: Estimates Using the Social Protection Index
This paper provides a cross-country analysis of social protection programs in Southeast Asia.
Toward a Sustainability Appraisal Framework for Transport
This paper proposes a framework for a Sustainable Transport Appraisal Rating tool to assess the sustainability of ADB transport projects.
Perspectives and Priorities from Asia and the Pacific for a Post-2015 Development Agenda: Findings from a Survey among Development Experts and Practitioners
The 15 years to fulfill the promises of the Millennium Declaration of September 2000 is coming to a close in 2015.
Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda for Asia and the Pacific
The post-2015 development agenda needs to address health in a more systematic way in one global goal, and in more specific national goals that focus on country-specific health needs in and outside the health sector.
Addressing Planthopper Threats to Asian Rice Farming and Food Security: Fixing Insecticide Misuse
This paper discusses the threats of rampant insecticide misuse in Asia and emphasizes the urgent need to reform plant protection services and pesticide marketing regulations.