The country operations business plan (COBP), 2015-2017, for Palau is consistent with the Pacific Approach, 2010-2014, and the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 of ADB. The Pacific Approach serves as the country partnership strategy for Palau.
The COBP aligns with the government’s Medium Term Development Strategy, 2009-2014 and the management action plan adopted by the government in 2013. The overarching goal of the management action plan is to improve the quality of life of the people of Palau while underscoring commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development.
The COBP supports government priorities focusing on improving public sector effectiveness, facilitating private sector development, delivering safe water and sanitation services, and improving connectivity.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.