Governance and Public Management
In the Spotlight
The state-owned enterprises (SOE) performance in the Pacific emphasize its political commitment to reform as a key driver for commercial results.This will allow governments' to identify and address their core issues within their SOE sectors.
Gearing Up for Competitiveness: The Role of Planning, Governance, and Finance in Small and Medium-sized Cities in South Asia
Local government must play a proactive role in supporting a city’s economic strength, by driving local economic development planning, understanding its role in the region, and aligning its development policies, plans, and investments.
Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of the city of Bandung in Indonesia, was at ADB’s headquarters in Manila to explore new ways of financing infrastructure in what has grown to become the country’s third largest city.
The current period of low oil prices offers a favorable moment for removing the subsidies and leaving energy prices to be determined by the market but progress on reforms has been uneven and many other governments have been reluctant to move further for fear of paying a political price.
Good governance is critical for development. The lack of it hinders the delivery of public services, promotes corruption, and inhibits economic development.
ADB promotes good governance processes and practices for inclusive, participatory, and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.