Governance and Public Management

In the Spotlight


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.


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Fast Facts

97%of total hazard related deaths in Asia and the Pacific from 1970 to 2010 took place in developing countries
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44%of total reported disaster losses globally from 1970 to 2011 were in Asia and the Pacific
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