November 2020 – STEEP is a free Excel-based reference guide that can be used to make system assessments and identify potential areas for energy use savings in existing or planned water supply and wastewater facility projects.


A toolkit is an assembly of tools; set of basic building units for user interfaces.

November 2020– SPADE is a web-based platform on a centralized cloud-based server that contains various geospatial data which can be utilized for consultation, project preparation, production of maps and analysis of climate change impacts.

Urban solutions pathways

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in Asia and the Pacific into safe, sustainable urban centers.

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