ADB-Philippines Partnership Strategy

ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011 to 2016 for the Philippines targets governance reforms and measures to drive broad-based growth and poverty reduction efforts. The program amounts to $3.8 billion for the 6-year period. The strategy is fully aligned with government priorities, focusing on strengthening the investment environment to attract more private funding for infrastructure development and job creation.

To help achieve more inclusive growth and address income inequalities and regional disparities, the country operations business plan (COBP), 2017-2019 will focus on four interrelated priority areas:

  • sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure,
  • good governance and finance,
  • inclusive employment and education, and
  • regional integration.

The COBP is consistent with the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.