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Senior Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Akira Matsunaga works primarily on urban and water service infrastructure programs in India. Prior to ADB, he worked as the energy sector division director of the Japan International Cooperation Agency. He holds master’s degrees in Law from Stanford University and Development Policy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Project interventions evolved to create a virtuous cycle in water services, using performance-based contracts, participatory planning, behavioral change campaigns, and institutional reforms.