Achieving Development Effectiveness in Weakly Performing Countries (The Asian Development Bank’s Approach to Engaging with Weakly Performing Countries)

Date: April 2007
Type: Policies, Strategies, and Plans
ADB administration and governance; Governance and public sector management


This paper examines the experience of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) working in weakly performing countries (WPCs) and presents an approach for engaging them in development programs that seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of existing and future operations.


  • Introduction
  • Factors Underlying Weak Performance
  • The Asian Development Bank's Experience
  • ADB's Approach to Addressing Weak Performance
  • Resource Implications of the Approach
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes