Knowledge Sharing Resources

Report: Public–Private Partnerships in Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

In a workshop held in Beijing in August 2013, some 200 participants from the PRC Central Government, 35 local governments, the finance sector, universities and research centers, and development partners discussed good-practice approaches to Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the PRC. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Finance, the National Development and Reform Commission, ADB, and the PPP Research Committee, which is hosted by the Institute of Fiscal Sciences.

Report: Urban Poverty in Asia

According to UN-HABITAT, Asia is home to 60% of the world’s urban poor. They live in officially designated slums, or in officially unrecognized slum-like conditions. “Urban Poverty in Asia” is a report that examines the various dimensions of urban poverty in Asia. As the scale of urbanization escalates, the report concludes, policy initiatives are required to ensure access to services, livelihood, shelter, and social security for potentially increasing numbers of urban poor.