ADB South Asia Working Paper Series

The South Asia Working Paper Series of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a forum for ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken in ADB or on its behalf. The series is a knowledge product that replaces the South Asia Economic Report and South Asia Occasional Paper Series. It is meant to enhance greater understanding of current important economic and development issues in South Asia, promote policy dialogue among stakeholders, and facilitate reforms and development management. The ADB south Asia Working Paper Series, maintained by the South Asia Department of ADB, is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books.


  • Addressing Nutrition Security in Urban India through Multisectoral Action 

    Gopalan, Sundararajan Srinivasa; Bhatia, Rajesh; Khetrapal, Sonalini; Ra, Sungsup (Asian Development Bank, 2022-02-28)
    The Asian Development Bank is supporting the implementation of the National Urban Health Mission in India. In support of the undertaking, this paper provides available evidence-based data on urban nutrition in the country and explores practical ...
  • Inclusive Community Energy Resilience in Bangladesh 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2022-01-30)
    This ADB South Asia working paper proposes a framework for mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in energy system planning, establishes a methodology for measuring and comparing community and energy system resilience to extreme ...
  • Land Pooling in South Asia: Lessons Learned for Equitable, Participatory, and Inclusive Urban Expansion 

    Ballaney, Shirley; Faust, Amy; Swarankar, Ramesh C.; Belliappa, Saswati Ghosh (Asian Development Bank, 2022-01-30)
    South Asian cities are rapidly urbanizing and projected to grow by more than 300 million new residents between 2020 and 2040. If the current development trend of low-density urban sprawl continues, significantly more land will be required to accommodate ...
  • Rural Road Connectivity and Local Economic Activity: Evidence from Sri Lanka’s Integrated Road Investment Program 

    Chen, Liming; Lu, Yang; Nanayakkara, Aruna (Asian Development Bank, 2021-12-30)
    This study investigates how rural road connectivity affects local economic activity. Using panel data, the study finds the Integrated Road Investment Program (iRoad) results in better and more consistent rural road conditions in Southern Province of ...

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