Pavit Ramachandran
Country Director, Mongolia Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

He has over 23 years of experience in the public and private sectors in developing and managing complex country and regional programs and projects in Asia and the Pacific. Currently, he leads operations in Mongolia where ADB has a project portfolio of around $2 billion. Previously, he served as ADB’s principal environment specialist in Southeast Asia and then in East Asia. He has master’s degrees in Public Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics.  

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An Industrial Pollution Projection System (IPPS) has been used in the Greater Mekong Subregion to help countries identify current and future pollution risks.


A regional approach to food policy driven by business and public interests can better protect consumers and suppliers in both domestic and export markets, support scaling up of production, and facilitate market access and Greater Mekong Subregion product branding and marketing.

Policy Brief

High upfront costs and lack of incentives impede fuel efficiency initiatives in road freight in the Greater Mekong Subregion.


The Green Freight Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion is improving fuel efficiency and reducing costs and emissions of trucking companies.


Myanmar is putting in place a national safeguards system to better balance rapid economic growth and environmental sustainability.


A Greater Mekong Subregion study looks at a combination of risk retention, risk sharing, and risk transfer mechanisms in strengthening disaster resilience in rural areas.