Manoj Sharma
Chief of Urban Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

Manoj Sharma is leading ADB’s efforts on “Making Cities More Livable,” following a cross-sector and cross-thematic approach of providing integrated solutions. Manoj has 28 years of experience working with ADB and the Government of India. He also leads the strategic development of the urban, water, and industrial sectors at ADB and countries in Asia.


Cities in Asia and the Pacific need to scale up investments in resilient infrastructure amid increasing climate and disaster risks.


India’s Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project offers practical operational lessons and best practices for forging more livable cities.


It is time to revisit urban strategies and revise the urbanization process and practices to build back better post-pandemic cities.