About KE Seetha RamKE Seetha Ram is a senior consulting specialist for capacity building and training projects at ADBI.
Asian lessons for reviving infrastructure investment as a driver of resilient development
By Kai Xu, Nghia Nguyen and KE Seetha Ram. Posted May 31, 2023
In the post-pandemic era, the need for a timely rebound in infrastructure development is more urgent than ever.
Maximizing the value of water to end water scarcity in Asia
By Santi Setiawati, Dwiky Wibowo and KE Seetha Ram. Posted March 22, 2023
Water scarcity is a global issue that affects 40% of the world’s population
The triple burden of malnutrition in early childhood
By Sakshi Pandey, Dil Rahut and KE Seetha Ram. Posted January 13, 2023
Children from disadvantaged groups are particularly prone to developing nutrient deficiencies and growth problems.
Bringing lawyers back to the table for FIDIC contracts and dispute boards
By Livia Sapochetti, Veronica Wee and KE Seetha Ram. Posted October 25, 2022
A lack of legal advice during a project’s procurement process can result in unclear contractual terms that undermine the project and lead to costly and lengthy dispute resolution processes.
Land value capture mechanism provides opportunity for sustainable urbanization in developing Asia
By Ka Ying Wong, Veronica Wee and KE Seetha Ram. Posted September 16, 2022
Land value capture methods can fill budget gaps in infrastructure projects while promoting sustainable transit-oriented development.
How to meet Asia’s post-COVID-19 water and sanitation investment needs
By Santi Setiawati and KE Seetha Ram. Posted June 17, 2022
Governments in developing Asia should adopt practical interventions to maximize the effectiveness of new and existing sources of funding for water and sanitation.
How can the private sector help solve the sanitation challenge?
By Shuki Koga, Ma. Laarni Revilla and KE Seetha Ram. Posted August 20, 2021
The private sector can play a vital role in solving the sanitation challenge. The following four aspects highlight the importance of private sector participation in sanitation in developing countries, including in Asia.
Top journal articles on sanitation reveal new policy insights
By Fangqi Qu, Ma. Laarni Revilla and KE Seetha Ram. Posted May 7, 2021
An examination of the published journal articles on development economics reveals a striking pattern—very few are devoted to the analysis of sanitation interventions and development. In a recent systematic review of all sanitation-related articles from the top-12 highest-ranking journals on development economics (Revilla et al. 2021), we attempt to understand the linkages between sanitation and development based on current qualitative and quantitative empirical work.
Making citywide inclusive sanitation a reality through capacity development
By Abishek Narayan, Christoph Luthi, Ma. Laarni Revilla, Deepanshu Agarwal and KE Seetha Ram. Posted January 18, 2021
Over a billion people across Asia and the Pacific still lack access to basic sanitation services (JMP 2019). Most low- and middle-income countries in Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia still do not have safely managed sanitation services. Further, only a fifth of the countries practicing open defecation are on track to eliminate this practice around the world. Clearly, business as usual in the sanitation sector has not solved this challenge in the last several decades.
Does sanitation access improve schooling outcomes for girls and boys?
By Ma. Laarni Revilla and KE Seetha Ram. Posted December 10, 2020
All the sanitation improvement projects and investments over the years beg the question of whether we have seen a significant increase in school enrollment and gender parity in education or not. While most empirical studies on sanitation focus on the relationship between sanitation and health, recent studies have now looked into the downstream impacts of sanitation on other development indicators, such as those related with education and gender.
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