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Governance and Public Management

Good governance is critical for development. ADB promotes good governance processes and practices for inclusive, participatory, and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States: Improving ADB Operations

DB is developing an approach to ensure that our operations address the specific challenges and requirements of FCAS and SIDS. The FSA is currently undergoing its second round of consultations which will be held February-March 2021.

ADB COVID-19 Response: Public Sector Management

ADB's COVID-19 Response is a $20 billion package to support its developing member countries in countering the severe macroeconomic and health impacts caused by COVID-19, including $2.5 billion in concessional and grant resources, as well as $2 billion earmarked for the private sector (nonsovereign).

Committed Amount is the financing approved by ADB's Board of Directors or Management for which the legal agreement has been signed by the borrower, recipient, or the investee company and ADB.
*Projects may be listed in more than one country or subregion. The number of projects excludes short-term finance transactions under the Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Microfinance Programs.

Governance Issues in Asia and the Pacific

For Asia, embracing good governance to build economies that are socially inclusive and environmentally sound will be vital for achieving sustainable development. Despite the region’s success in producing fast-growing economies, many countries still face a host of governance issues, including poor public services, weak government institutions, and corruption.

Anticorruption

Anticorruption

ADB is reducing the burden that widespread, systemic corruption exacts upon the people of the region, by helping to strengthen key government institutions that advance transparency and accountability in developing member countries.

Decentralization

Decentralization

Decentralization, as a reform measure, reconfigures power relationships between and among governance institutions. ADB supports countries in implementing decentralization reforms, such as in public services delivery, infrastructure development, and financial management.

Domestic Resource Mobilization

Domestic Resource Mobilization

The challenge for many governments in Asia is finding financial support for development projects, while managing debt and creating more opportunities for private sector investments. ADB supports countries in improving domestic resource mobilization for inclusive growth.

E-governance and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

E-governance and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Information and communication technology can help improve the delivery of public services, allow greater public access to information, and play an important role in public administration reforms in many countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS)

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS)

Fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) and SIDS require special attention, given the risks they present and their larger need for institutional strengthening.

ADB Projects on Governance and Public Management

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Contacts/Experts

Governance Thematic Group

Promotes attention to governance and public sector management issues in ADB operations, and is an important institutional platform for knowledge sharing, cross-departmental coordination, peer review, learning, and links to external networks and partners.