Susann Roth
Advisor, Office of the Principal Director, Department of Communications and Knowledge Management, Asian Development Bank

Susann Roth launched ADB’s first Futures Thinking and Foresight Program and ADB’s first Technology Innovation Challenge and led the design of ADB’s new Knowledge Management Action Plan. She advises the World Health Organization on foresight, digital health, innovation, and knowledge management.

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Policy Brief

A study of four possible futures arising from COVID-19 and climate change impacts offers policy makers guideposts for rebuilding tourism.


Strategic foresight tools can help policy makers adopt a more proactive approach to solving problems.  


A two-stage holistic and evidence-based framework provides urban planners a structured and practical guide for making cities healthy and age-inclusive.


Here’s what worked and what didn’t for Asian Development Bank’s first regional technical assistance on innovation.

Case Study

Financial resource mobilization by the Malaria Trust Fund has helped eradicate malaria and build strong foundations for health systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion.


In some parts of Africa, there is a bold and direct dialogue between the private and public sector in health care.

   Africa; Health

A health impact assessment makes people healthier and projects more effective.


Youth can help address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by supporting behavior change efforts and initiatives targeted toward encouraging other youth to make healthier choices.


The use of unique identification in health systems is improving the quality of health care, cutting costs, and decreasing fraud.


What is needed: Increased financing, reliable supplies of affordable and effective medicines, improved data from health information systems, stronger implementation of national malaria programs, and leadership that looks beyond the health sector.