Cash-for-work Program Kickstarts Community Life in Typhoon Haiyan-hit Philippines

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. Read More

Hazard and Disaster Data in the Island Nations of Pacific

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. Read More

ADB to Assist Review of Philippines' Local Government Code

The Philippines will conduct a comprehensive review of its Local Government Code for the first time. The review is the centerpiece of an ADB-funded reform program that will help improve municipal revenues and basic services. Read More

Helping Victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

New ADB office in Tacloban will help coordinate the rebuilding of schools, clinics, and municipal halls, as well as bring jobs and businesses to affected areas. Read More

Overview

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 Source

44%
of total reported disaster losses globally from 1970 to 2011 were in Asia and the Pacific Source