ADB is working with its member countries to improve governance to promote inclusive and sustainable development in the region.
In developing Asia, good governance is an important factor in advancing development.
Transparency is needed to help lessen the frequency of bribes for the use of government services.
62% of Asians believe they can make a difference with the fight against corruption.
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.
Results delivered in 2022 from ADB projects.
Officials with increased capacity to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate relevant measures
Entities with improved management functions and financial stability
Entities with improved service delivery
Good governance is needed for a state to deliver quality public goods and services to benefit its citizens and society. Sound fiscal management and domestic resource mobilization are critical to good governance.
ADB works to improve revenue collection, strengthen tax administration, and build the capacity of tax officials in DMCs. This is achieved through technical assistance, training, and knowledge products.
ICT-related reforms help improve governance in the region in various transformative ways. It can enhance the efficiency of government and organize data so that meaningful information can help decision-makers better manage government operations.
Chief of Governance Thematic Group