Ricardo Carlos Barba
Principal Safeguards Specialist, Office of Safeguards, Asian Development Bank

Ricardo Carlos Barba has worked for ADB since 1996, initially as a consultant and then as safeguards specialist. He has worked at the headquarters in Manila and the Cambodia Resident Mission. At present, he is in charge of safeguards implementation in South Asia and Southeast Asia for ADB’s Office of Safeguards. Ricky has also processed and implemented urban development and housing projects in Bhutan, India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka.


An urban housing project in India is using carefully sequenced interventions to help climate-vulnerable households relocate to safe areas and sustainably rebuild their lives.

Case Study

Residents in Thimphu contributed part of their land for urban infrastructure and services to support the growth of their city.