Azusa Sato
Senior Advisor to the President, Asian Development Bank

Azusa’s areas of interest include social protection, health financing, health security, and higher education. Prior to her current role, she supported the conditional cash transfer and food assistance programs in Indonesia and helped its universities strengthen their capacity for teaching and research, including work on the SDGs.  She previously worked in the Greater Mekong Subregion. She completed her BA in Economics at Cambridge University and masters in Demography and Development and PhD in Health Policy at the London School of Economics.


In Indonesia, a university in Lampung is building an SDGs monitoring dashboard to improve data management and visualization for local governments.

Policy Brief

Two of five adults in the Asia and Pacific region are overweight or obese and the costs associated with these conditions undermine economic growth as well as the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly on health.