Ricardo Carlos Barba
Director, Office of Safeguards, Asian Development Bank

Ricardo Carlos Barba provides leadership and technical guidance in safeguard areas, policy implementation, knowledge management, staff skills development, capacity-building for ADB developing member countries and clients, and overall portfolio monitoring and reporting. He has led the design and implementation of 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.