The pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings of the globalized supply chain model.
Blog posts on "sanitation"
The Asia-Pacific region has the expertise and resources to take a leadership role in not only developing a COVID-19 vaccine but distributing it to those who need it most.
Both countries are good examples of how investing in water and sanitation spurs economic development.
Ahead of World Toilet Day, the facts and figures of toilets (or improved sanitation) speak for themselves.
Yasmin Siddiqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist with ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, shares updates from World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
While only 19% of urban dwellers lack access to adequate toilets, a daunting 50% face the same problem in rural areas.
While big infrastructure works for developed countries, countries in developing Asia would benefit from complementary small-scale sanitation solutions that help more people.
ADB, Australia and the US are working together to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in the second largest city in the Marshall Islands.
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.
We helped women in Nepal stop being seen as mere water fetchers, and empowered them to become true leaders within their communities.