Country Office

Our Goals and Objectives

The Philippines Country Office (PhCO) was established to facilitate and monitor the impact of ADB's development agenda for the Philippines. We aim to

  • strengthen partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including the Philippine Government, non-government organizations, local government units, the business community, donor institutions, media, and civil society
  • improve the effectiveness of ADB's operations in the Philippines

Our objectives are to

  • strengthen ADB's client orientation and be more responsive to stakeholders' needs by providing more open communication channels
  • enhance ADB's visibility by promoting impact-oriented programs for the Philippines, and improving coordination with other development partners
  • improve ADB's information-sharing capacity to allow easier and faster access of accurate data and information by stakeholders and the general public
  • improve ADB's operations in the Philippines by
    • closely coordinating the design and implementation of ADB projects
    • monitoring and analyzing economic and social situations
    • preparing strategies for poverty alleviation
    • pursuing policy dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders.

Our Functions

PhCO is responsible for

  • interacting and coordinating with ADB's development partners and stakeholders regarding ADB's operations and activities in the Philippines
  • conducting policy dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders to operationalize ADB's strategies, reform agenda, and programs for the Philippines
  • preparing country reports on the Philippines' economic and development issues and ADB's country operations
  • coordinating and strengthening partnerships with other external funding agencies to rationalize ADB's development strategy and programs for the Philippines vis-a-vis other agencies' initiatives
  • disseminating information on ADB's activities in the Philippines to stakeholders and the general public
  • coordinating with Government to closely monitor the ongoing projects portfolio and resolve problems related to project implementation