ADB's Poverty and Environment Program


This project established a methodology to calculate the carbon benefits from improved land and water resource management practices in dryland agriculture. See project page.

In degraded areas of the Gobi region, this pilot intervention promoted community-based grassland management with local herders to help mitigate the effects of desertification. See project page.

In the Coastal Cardamoms, this project assisted poor landless farmers who were conducting unsustainable forest burning and clearing for crop cultivation. It developed permanent cultivation methods and established a sustainable water supply. See project page.

Studies and Reports

This report, produced through a partnership between ADB and WWF International, provides examples of promising approaches for sustainably managing natural capital based on experiences from four important regional cooperation initiatives. See report.

This manual, developed with assistance from a PEP pilot intervention in Solomon Islands, is targeted at policy makers and project developers. It seeks to answer the question: "how do we present complex scientific and economic concepts of climate change and REDD+ to an audience that includes people with limited formal education and low literacy?" See report.

This PEP-supported document presents the results of a two-year effort to update environmental assessment in the PRC. See report

About PEP

For the past ten years, the Poverty Environment Program has been instrumental in pursuing opportunities to address poverty–environment linkages and in mainstreaming environment in ADB operations. Read more.


This video, produced by PEP partner Practical Action Bangladesh, highlights activities from the community-based adaptation pilot intervention, including: adaptive agriculture and aquaculture; low-cost service for safe drinking water; and climate resilien