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Governance and Public Management

ADB is working with its member countries to improve governance to promote inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

ADB is supporting governments in Asia and the Pacific to work more efficiently and equitably to achieve their development goals. This includes strengthening government institutions and helping improve the quality and delivery of services to the public. ADB’s governance work focuses on a number of areas, including public expenditure, economic affairs, and public administration.

Reducing systemic corruption is another priority for the bank, including strengthening key government institutions that advance transparency and accountability. ADB also assists in reforming state-owned enterprises, government decentralization, legal reform, and social protection.

Our Impact

Results delivered in 2020 from ADB projects.


National or local governments with improved
management functions and financial stability


Officials with increased capacity to design,
implement, and evaluate improved governance measures


Entities with improved
service delivery