Governance and Public Management
In the Spotlight
Trust Funds and Fiscal Risks in the North Pacific: Analysis of Trust Fund Rules and Sustainability in the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia
Analysis shows future revenues from trust funds will likely be volatile and unsustainable, but simple rule changes may reduce fund volatility and improve the sustainability of fund balances.
Development policy makers are recognizing that engaging citizens and civil society can complement government efforts to promote good governance.
The signing of Rajasthan Urban Sector Development program marks the first occasion for ADB to couple a policy loan to support urban sector reforms with a project loan to improve urban services over the long term.
Proceedings of the Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development
This publication documents the proceedings of the Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The roundtable culminated in the adoption of the Colombo Action Plan consisting of concrete steps and measures toward the development of environmental rule of law.
Poor governance holds back and distorts the process of development, and has a disproportionate impact on the poorer and weaker sections of society. Assisting developing countries in improving governance is therefore a strategic priority of ADB in its work to eliminate poverty in Asia and the Pacific.
97%of total hazard related deaths in Asia and the Pacific from 1970 to 2010 took place in developing countries
44%of total reported disaster losses globally from 1970 to 2011 were in Asia and the Pacific