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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9 December 2015President Nakao leads ADB’s continuing fight against corruption
22 September 2015Leadership for Results Program for Mid-Level Officers in the Nepalese Civil Service
16 September 2015Building Transparency and Accountability in the Public Construction Sector
16 September 2015What is the State of Budget Transparency, Participation and Accountability in Asia?
25 August 2015External Support for Decentralization Reforms and Local Governance Systems in the Asia-Pacific: Better Performance, Higher Impact?


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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