The Platform



This section features an in-depth look on select development projects. Read through our data stories and amplify CSOs’ call toward a rights-based, people-powered sustainable development.

Unsettling Settlements

The AIIB-funded Colombo Urban Regeneration Project and its impacts on the urban poor

Breaking down infrastructure-led development

Analyzing the investment towards SDG 9 in the Asia-Pacific region

Ushering in an Unjust Energy Transition

Zeroing in on the impacts of ADB-financed renewable energy projects in Cambodia and Indonesia

Profit over SDGs?

Cases from the SMART Project in Maharashtra and the Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project

Blowing out tires

Pressure rises as transport modernization programs trample on Filipino people’s sovereignty and rights

Rebuilding Nepal

A look into the housing recovery after the Gorkha earthquake

Denouncing Dirty Energy

A probe into ADB-financed energy projects in Asia

Corporate Capture of the SDGs

The proposed permanent disposal facility of Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Malaysia and how it reverses progress of the goals

Guarding the River

The Frieda River Mine Project and its impacts on the people and the environment of the Sepik

People-Powered Development for Agenda 2030

Exploring Sri Lanka's Uma Oya Multi-purpose Development Project

Cultivating Resistance

A Look into the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) in the Papuan Province of Indonesia

Financing ‘Development’, Capitalizing Inequalities

Impacts of ADB-funded projects in Central Asia

Roadblocks to Development

Adverse impacts of transport projects on the Manipuri

Water Woes

A Probe into the China-funded Kaliwa Dam