Governance and Public Management
In the Spotlight
ADB has helped restore basic services and livelihoods in war-torn parts of north-east Sri Lanka.
The ADB-World Bank memorandum of agreement was signed by ADB Philippine Country Director Richard Bolt and World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi, and witnessed by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman in Ormoc City.
Cash-for-work program is providing an income lifeline for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines, empowering them to rebuild communities with their own hands.
The small, isolated island countries in the Pacific are vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. Historical and real-time data can help them reduce and manage the impact of disasters.
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.