Financing water security for sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific
The Asia Water Development Outlook – a flagship publication by the Asian Development
Bank - monitors progress in water security in the Asia Pacific region. For the first
time, the 2020 edition documents financing flows that contribute to – or that are
needed to enhance – water security in the region.
Working in close collaboration with the Asian Development Bank and partners, the OECD
endeavoured to characterise funding needs and financing flows for water security in
the region. The approach and methodology derive from a similar endeavour covering
the European region, but were adjusted to reflect the distinctive features of the
region, in terms of the state of play, policy, and data availability.
This paper compiles available data and analyses, and derives policy messages, for
countries in the region and their partners (including development finance institutions).
It characterises an enabling environment that can facilitate and expedite financing
for water security commensurate with the challenges and distinctive opportunities
in the region.
Published on March 26, 2021
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