Poverty and natural disasters are intertwined. Both, however, can be addressed together through the community-driven development approach to disaster preparedness, as we have learned in the Philippines.
Yukiko Ito currently promotes the implementation of ADB's social development agenda through her work on community-driven development, social analysis, and social protection including areas such as older people care services and graduation approach for the extreme poor. She also serves as the Secretariat of the ADB-wide Social Development Thematic Group. Prior to joining ADB, Yuki was involved in projects that dealt with social protection reform, conditional cash transfers, and community-driven development in the Philippines, as well as basic education and early childhood development in Suriname and the East Caribbean countries. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Sophia University, and a Master in Social Development from Ateneo de Manila University. Yuki is a national of Japan.
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