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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.

E-governance and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

With ADB support, the Government of Mongolia has improved its state registry services by connecting 290 soums and sub-districts to the online registry system and improving legal environment, data quality, and accessibility.
With ADB support, the Government of Mongolia has improved its state registry services by connecting 290 soums and sub-districts to the online registry system and improving legal environment, data quality, and accessibility.

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.

Information and communication technology (ICT) 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. E-governance refers to ICT-enabled reform measures to promote more efficient and cost-effective government, more convenient government services, and more government accountability to citizens.

E-government applications vary widely in the Asia-Pacific region, and can yield many benefits, including lower administrative costs, faster and more accurate response to requests and queries, direct access to transaction or customer accounts held in different parts of government, and the ability to harvest more data from operational systems, thus increasing the quality of feedback to managers and policymakers. ADB supports client countries in implementing e-governance reform strategies and systems in government institutions and national and local agencies.

Read the governance brief on E-government in Asia and the Pacific

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Improved Online Registry Brings Social Services to Remote Mongolia

With ADB support, the Government of Mongolia has improved its state registry services by connecting 290 soums and sub-districts to the online registry system and improving legal environment, data quality, and accessibility.

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Other 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.

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.

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.