Maria Rowena M. Cham
Senior Economics Officer, Economic Research and Development Impact Department, Asian Development Bank

Maria Rowena Cham is a senior economics officer at the Economic Research and Development Impact Department. She has worked at the National Economic and Development Authority and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation in the Philippines. She has co-authored chapters in the country diagnostic studies published by ADB and published journal articles on the Philippine economy.  She has a master’s in Economics from the University of the Philippines.


The Asian Development Bank has revised its guidelines for project economic analysis, which help ensure investment decisions are based on economic and efficiency considerations.

Policy Brief

Improving access to water and sanitation requires not just investing in infrastructure but also policies that ensure the sustainability of services.