Governance and Public Management
In the Spotlight
In 2015, Asia and the Pacific continued to set the pace for the world economy, accounting for 60% of global growth. But as the region faces strong global headwinds, it must make increased efforts to boost productivity through a recommitment to structural reforms.
The central premise of ADB's Law and Policy Reform Program is that a functioning legal system is essential to sustainable development.
Open government and good governance are increasingly important drivers of economic progress and growth in Asia and the Pacific. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a voluntary global initiative aimed at building trust and fostering collaboration between governments and their citizens to improve development outcomes.
Good governance is critical for development. The lack of it hinders the delivery of public services, promotes corruption, and inhibits economic development.
ADB promotes good governance processes and practices for inclusive, participatory, and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.