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Water For All: The Water Policy of the Asian Development Bank
On 16 January 2001, ADB's Board of Directors approved a comprehensive water policy that recognizes the Asia and Pacific region's need to formulate and implement integrated, cross-sectoral approaches to water management and development. In general, the policy seeks to: promote water as a socially vital economic good that needs increasingly careful management to sustain equitable economic growth and reduce poverty; and advocate a participatory approach in meeting the challenges of water conservation and protection in the region.
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 07/11/2012
Digital publication details: 55 pages.

Under the influence
How international financial institutions fund deforestation in Asia Pacific
Uploaded by jubileeaustralia on 09/01/2007
Digital publication details: 20 pages.

Post-Crisis Growth in the Developing World
The 2008 financial crisis has raised a number of questions about the best strategy for achieving sustained growth and poverty reduction in developing countries, foremost among them whether the failure of the financial system also signifies the broader failure of market-oriented capitalist systems. The Growth Commission looks at this issue in its new report - Post-Crisis Growth in Developing Countries. It believes that the crisis was not a failure of market-oriented systems and that an outward-looking strategy, as suggested in the original Growth Report (published in May 2008), remains broadly valid.
Uploaded by on 12/28/2009
Digital publication details: 100 pages.

The Water and Poverty Initiative: What We Can Learn and What We Must Do
Produced as a working paper for the 3rd World Water Forum held 16-23 March 2003 in Kyoto, Japan, this paper draws together the lessons learned from case study papers produced for the Water and Poverty Initiative coordinated by the Asian Development Bank. The 30 case studies on which this analysis is based covers 20 countries and regions in Africa, Asia, and Micronesia. They range in size from the tiny atoll of Kiribati in Micronesia, with a population of less than 100,000, to the giant People's Republic of China, with a population of 1.28 billion. The cases explore water issues as they affect the poor in many parts of the world, suggest lessons learned from the sometimes experimental interventions, and challenge some widely held beliefs about water management. The single most obvious idea confirmed in most, if not all the case study papers, is that water is a necessary, but on its own, insufficient precondition for poverty reduction.
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 07/11/2012
Digital publication details: 32 pages.

The State of Asian Cities 2010/11
The report throws new light on current issues and challenges which national and local governments, the business sector and organised civil society are facing. On top of putting forward a number of recommendations, this report testifies to the wealth of good, innovative practice that countries of all sizes and development stages have accumulated across the region. It shows us that sustainable human settlements are within reach, and that cooperation between public authorities, the private and the voluntary sectors is the key to success. This report highlights a number of critical issues – demographic and economic trends, poverty and inequality, the environment, climate change and urban governance and management.
Uploaded by unhabitat on 08/09/2010
Digital publication details: 280 pages.

The PNG Investors' Manual
A handbook for investing and doing business in Papua New Guinea
Uploaded by businessadvantage on 08/03/2011
Digital publication details: 92 pages.

Drying Up: What to Do About Droughts in the People's Republic of China
Climate change is one of a few major factors that ensure the country will continue to struggle to supply its cities and industries and fields with enough water, particularly in the North, as well as face more frequent and longer droughts. The country has shown a stunningly agile disaster response system, but its system for disaster prevention and management is far less developed. The road to greater drought management and sustainable water supplies is demand management. How to achieve this in a historically hydraulic-engineering society is explored through the case study of Guiyang Municipality in Guizhou Province.
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 07/05/2012
Digital publication details: 68 pages.

Promoting Beneficial Sewage Sludge Utilization in the People's Republic of China
Over the last 15 years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has made rapid and sustained progress in constructing and operating state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plants. However, this success has brought with it the new challenge of how to manage the ever-increasing volumes of sludge in a way that does not create secondary pollution. This report examines best international practices in sludge management, analyzes the current situation in the PRC relative to this best practice, and suggests a pathway for the PRC to modernize its approach to sludge management. In particular, it highlights the trend toward viewing sludge as a resource with opportunities for beneficial use that result in considerable environmental and energy-saving benefits
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 07/10/2012
Digital publication details: 33 pages.

Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of Water Supply Projects
These sector guidelines present the main principles, concepts, and procedures applied in the economic analysis of water supply projects. Economic analysis generally aims to improve the social well being of society in terms of income or consumption by encouraging the efficient use of resources. Financial viability and project risks are also assessed to test the sustainability of service delivery and economic benefits. These analyses are carried out in conjunction with social, technical, institutional, and environmental analyses prior to project appraisal and when necessary throughout the project cycle.
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 07/11/2012
Digital publication details: 29 pages.

Development Economics Through the Decades: A Critical Look at 30 Years of World Development Report
In this essay, Shahid Yusuf examines the last 30 years of development economics, viewed through the WDRs. The essay begins with a brief background on the circumstances of newly independent developing countries and summarizes some of the main strands of the emerging field of development economics. It then provides a sweeping examination of the coverage of the WDRs, reflecting on the key development themes synthesized by these reports and assessing how the research they present has contributed to policy making and development thought. The book then looks ahead and points to some of the big challenges that the World Bank may explore through future WDRs. The essay is followed by five commentaries, each written by a distinguished economist or development practitioner, which further explore this terrain from different perspectives. Buy this book at
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Digital publication details: 206 pages.
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