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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.

Domestic Resource Mobilization

Banco Nacional de Comércio de Timor-Leste (BNCTL) bank teller using a note counting machine to count the money at the central bank branch in Dili, Timor Leste.
Banco Nacional de Comércio de Timor-Leste (BNCTL) bank teller using a note counting machine to count the money at the central bank branch in Dili, Timor Leste. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui/ADB

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.

Public services delivery can be costly and require a steady source of financing. For many developing countries in Asia, one of the biggest challenges is how to pool more resources to improve public financial management and enhanced government capacity, while managing debt and creating more opportunities for private sector investments.

Domestic resource mobilization involves measures to support fiscal consolidation, improve revenue management, strengthen public expenditure management, enhance the generation of domestic savings, and increase private resource mobilization for investment opportunities, especially for micro, small, and medium-sized businesses. ADB supports client countries in improving domestic resource mobilization for inclusive growth.

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