Melissa Howell Alipalo
Social Development & Knowledge Solutions Consultant for Urban, Water, Natural Resources & Environment

Melissa Howell Alipalo combines her academic training and applied experience in journalism, anthropology, and social development to leverage communications and knowledge solutions for better development design and results. She has worked with the Asian Development Bank since 2005, designing, implementing, and documenting various projects throughout the region in multiple sectors.

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Performance-based funding improved urban governance and quality of infrastructure and services, and promoted women’s empowerment.


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