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External Urban Infrastructure Financing Options in the Asia-Pacific Region

Local governments in Asia can no longer take an incremental approach to financing and implementing strategic infrastructure investments that largely relies on grants from senior government levels. Exacerbating these difficulties, demand for new and improved infrastructure has continued at an unprecedented rate with rapid urban growth. To tackle current and future ...

Financing Local Infrastructure – Linking Local Governments and Financial Markets

“Financing Local Infrastructure – Linking Local Governments and Financial Markets” addresses capacity development needs from both a public finance and a financial market perspective. Its purpose is to help partners, their advisors, local governments and financial institutions to explore the ways and the means by which local infrastructure can be ...

CDIA Strategy and Business Plan 2013-2017 Launched

The approved CDIA Strategy and Business Plan 2013-2017 was recently launched at CDIA's 5th Anniversary Celebration on November 16, 2012, held at ADB Headquarters Manila, Philippines. The Launch was presided over by Bernhard Dohle, Incoming Program Coordinator GIZ-CDIA together with Bindu Lohani, Vice President, KMSD, ADB and Ralph Timmermann, Counsellor ...

International Financing Options for City Climate Change Interventions-An Introductory Guide

An Introductory Guide Among global warming’s impacts, rising sea levels represent a particularly pressing concern. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the current level is expected to increase worldwide from 8 to 88 centimeters during the 21st century. Many of Asia’s largest cities are located on, or close ...

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Handbook

This Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Handbook is designed for the staff of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its developing member countries' clients. It provides an overview of the role, design, structure, and execution of PPPs for infrastructure development. With inputs from policy and transaction specialists, this handbook addresses a range ...

Climate Change Plans and Infrastructure in Asian Cities

Climate change is an urgent issue that affects cities and its people across the globe. Growing cities in Asia are faced with one of the biggest environmental challenges in urban development. Unstable weather patterns, immense flooding, landslides and extreme temperature changes are but some of the results of climate change ...

How to Understand the Urbanisation Rate in China?

Dr. QiuAijun, Deputy Director General, China Center for Urban Development, gives an insight on China's urbanization rate in the March 2012 Newsletter. China Center for Urban Development is a National Partner Organization with the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA). "The National Bureau of Statistics of China indicated that the urbanisation ...

Linking Cities to Finance – Indonesia

The report Linking Cities to Finance - Indonesia March 2012 is now available for download on the Useful Publications page under the Knowledge Materials section. The purpose of this report is to give an overview on the possible sources of infrastructure funds available for Cities in Indonesia and how these can ...

Documenting Pre-Feasibility Study Process

The “Documenting Pre-Feasibility Study Process” report from Indonesia is now available for download on the Useful Publications page under the Knowledge Materials section. This report intends to document the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) process in the Province of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY) and the City of Banda Aceh. The Pre-Feasibility Studies are ...

CIIPP Toolkit – Methodology for CIIPP Implementation – Primer

This document illustrates methodology for implementing the City Infrastructure Investment Prioritization and Programming (CIIPP) Toolkit in the Indian context through the case of Rajkot City in Gujarat. The document is a “primer” prepared by CEPT University, Ahmedabad, which can be used as a quick methodology to implement the tool in a ...

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