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Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015.

Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department.

24 May 2021 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​VP Susantono leads the launch of value capture framework report for Indonesia

VP Bambang Susantono on 24 May 2021 led the virtual launch of the report Innovative Infrastructure Financing through Value Capture in Indonesia. In his remarks, VP Susantono emphasized the importance of exploiting the full potential of financing tools such as value capture, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic that brought constraints on public finances. The panel from Indonesia's Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, PT MRT Jakarta, and PricewaterhouseCoopers were joined by over 200 participants from the private sector and government agencies.

13 May 2021 VP Susantono discusses ADB's approaches to post-COVID-19 world at the 17th HELP meeting

VP Bambang Susantono on 13 May 2021 delivered a keynote speech on ADB's efforts to manage the twin challenges of pandemics and water-related disasters at the 17th Meeting of the High-level Experts and Leaders Panel (HELP) on Water and Disasters. In addition to ADB's $20 billion comprehensive COVID-19 response package, and $9 billion Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility, he mentioned ADB's Guidance Notes for key sectors, including water, to support governments during the COVID-19 pandemic and address long-term impacts. He emphasized the need to remain steadfast in designing for green recovery. 

3 May 2021 VP Susantono presents on the FCAS and SIDS Approach at the 54th ADB Annual Meeting

VP Bambang Susantono, in opening remarks to a high-level panel at the Annual Meeting on 3 May 2021, highlighted the importance of differentiated approaches for ADB's operations in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States (FCAS and SIDS) to address the unique challenges of these countries. His views were echoed by ADB Governors Khalid Payenda, Acting Minister of Finance of Afghanistan, and Alfred Alfred Jr., Minister of Finance of the Marshall Islands. Watch the video recording.

29 April 2021 VP Susantono leads launch of Creating Livable Asian Cities book

VP Bambang Susantono on 29 April 2021 led the launch of Creating Livable Asian Cities. Edited by VP Susantono and ADB Chief Sector Officer Robert Guild, the book contains 19 articles that discuss urban challenges and solutions focused on smart and inclusive planning, sustainable transport and energy, innovative financing, and resilience and rejuvenation. In opening remarks, VP Susantono said the publication is for those who have dedicated their lives to making cities more livable and particularly for post COVID-19 recovery and building back better. Read the news release.

26 April 2021 VP Susantono highlights the role of carbon pricing for vulnerable countries

ADB organized a workshop on Carbon Pricing for the Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) Countries in Asia and the Pacific on 26 April 2021. VP Bambang Susantono in his opening remarks highlighted the role of carbon pricing in achieving green recovery and the Paris climate goals and ADB's commitment to support Asia and the Pacific members of the V20 in the lead up to COP26. About 70 participants, including government officials from 16 V20 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean, attended the workshop. 

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Dr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for ADB’s knowledge management through direct oversight of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department.

Dr. Susantono supervises the development of ADB’s flagship publications and reports on Asia’s Key Development Indicators, Asia Development Outlook, and Economic Indicators. This includes macro, micro and regional economic research and financial integration to inform country partnership strategies and diagnostic studies among others. He coordinates ADB's multi-sector operations research to support its investments through technical assistance programs from multiple donor trust funds across energy, transport, urban, water, finance, education, and health sectors. Dr. Susantono provides strategic leadership on ADB’s commitment to the global sustainability and climate change agenda through mainstreaming of environment, climate change and disaster risk, governance, regional cooperation and integration, social and gender equity, rural development and food security, across ADB’s respective business lines. He is also responsible for ensuring due diligence and quality assurance of operations through the management of environment and social safeguards.

Prior to this, Dr. Susantono was the Acting Minister, and Vice-Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Member of the Board for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.

Dr. Susantono holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning, and has Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.