Asian Transport Outlook as a common transport knowledge base for Asia and the Pacific

Asian Development Bank

Official Side Event

19 May
16:30 to 18:00
Hall 4, Level +1

The ADB has initiated work on the Asian Transport Outlook (ATO) to improve the knowledge base on transport in Asia and the Pacific. The ATO aims to help countries in the region to develop and implement transport policies, programs and projects. The ATO also tracks the implementation of global agreements on climate change and sustainable development in the Asian region. Apart from this, the ATO is of direct use for the planning and delivery of transport assistance by the ADB and other donors.

This event will present an overview of the accomplishments of the ATO till now and outline the plans for the future. The ATO can be accessed at: https://data.adb.org/dataset/asian-transport-outlook-database. Panellists representing the users of the ATO as well as other providers of transport data and policy information will comment on the relevance of the ATO for their work. The session will conclude with an exchange of thoughts on how to institutionalize the ATO.


  • Philip Van Den Bosch,  Senior Freight Advisor,  International Union of Railways, (UIC) 
  • Jamie Leather, Chief Transport Sector, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Julia Funk, Senior Programme Manager & Head of Statistics · International Road Federation (IRF)
  • Kirsten Orschulok, Advisor ‘NDC Transport Initiative for Asia‘ and ‘Advancing Transport Climate Strategies’ (TraCS), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Moderated by Cornie Huizenga, Team-leader Asian Transport Outlook, CESG